Oklahoma linebacker Phillip Dillard and his Jenks high school team have been barreling through the playoffs, but what does Phil think about the recent battle between his home-state Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers? Has he had any contact with other recruits considering Nebraska?
you go to Jenks High
School in Oklahoma and you play football, you want to
win and win often. Phillip Dillard's team has done just that.
Last week, in the playoffs, Dillard's compatriots were down 14-7 before
scoring 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to advance to the semi-finals
with an impressive 34-14 victory.
In the win, Dillard accumulated 17 tackles, 2 ½ sacks and 1 tip. So, after not hearing from Dillard very
often, we wonder about just how firm his commitment to Nebraska is. "Very solid, 100%," he said.
With Nebraska recently playing Dillard's Oklahoma
Sooners, one also wonders if the coaches have spoken to Phillip recently. "Not within the last week, normally I
hear from them during the week, so I'll probably hear from them soon," he
said. So, what did the star from
State think of the renewal
of the classic rivalry? "It was
alright, they (Nebraska) just gave up a few big plays on
third down. They'll get better,
it's only the first year of the new system, I can't wait to be down there and be
a part of it all," he said.
Phillip continues to play on towards the possibility of a state championship, he
has to see the talent around him at Nebraska accumulating. He says that he is very excited about
getting to play with his new teammates.
"Oh yeah I can't wait," he said.
"Craig Roark, Marlon Lucky, Harrison Beck, basically, all of them."
Roark finds himself chatting with potential recruits for Nebraska, so one starts to wonder if perhaps Phillip
himself chats with any current potential prizes that Nebraska has its eyes
on. "Reggie Smith, but I haven't
talked to him in a little bit. I
just tell him he's having a good season, I just tell him not to listen to OU
fans because only he knows what's best for him and I hope he'll choose
obvious by speaking to Phillip that Nebraska not only snatched up a fine
linebacker prospect, but a fine young man with an obvious drive and passion that
will take him far.