6-4, 210 pounds
Landstown High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Prospect ranking…3-star and No. 46 TE/DE in the nation by Scout.com.
Accomplishments…Recorded 23 sacks and blocked five punts in a stellar senior season at Landstown…Also caught more than 30 passes with six touchdown catches…Earned All-Tidewater and All-State honors
NC State recruiter…Steve Dunlap…Academics…Projects to be an academic qualifier
The recruiting scene…Phillips committed to the Pack in January after receiving offers from Maryland, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Cincinnati, Syracuse and others. He never showed much interest in the in-state schools, UVA and Virginia Tech. He grew up watching NC State, and the Pack convinced him to come to Raleigh after it seemed that Maryland and Syracuse were the teams to beat.
Scouting report…Phillips is an excellent athlete, excelling at both football and basketball during his time at Landstown. He has plenty of room to grow and will likely bulk up once he hits the weight room. Athletically it's tough to find weaknesses. He has speed, explosive quickness and has long arms. He could end up at outside linebacker or defensive end.