Phillips Will Attend Home Opener

The North Carolina staff has one verbal commitment from a quarterback, in Anthony Parker-Boyd, and appears to still be on the prowl for more. Pocket gunslinger B.J. Phillip looks to be high on the list of quarterback targets.

Phillips, a 6-foot-5, 225-pounder from Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, has evaluated each of his five scholarship offers and narrowed his list of favorite schools to a solid three.

"I've looked at all my offers," said Phillips. "Maryland has already got a commitment at quarterback that they like so they've backed off a little bit. Rutgers is kind of far so Vanderbilt, Kentucky, and North Carolina are probably at the top. They're pretty much equal."

To help create separation among his top three, Phillips has decided to unofficially visit each school for a game. Fresh off Kentucky's in-state battle with rival Louisville, Phillips will take this weekend off and resume with two consecutive weekends of games.

"I'm going to the University of North Carolina-Wisconsin game on the 17th [of September]," said Phillips. "And then, Vanderbilt the week after that [September 24th against Richmond]."

Phillips, who camped at Chapel Hill over the summer, already has a good feel for the Tar Heels' program and campus.

"I like the campus at North Carolina and their athletics," said Phillips. "I like that they're closer to home."

After his unofficial visit to Vanderbilt, Phillips will conduct a second evaluation of his options and either verbally commit or schedule official visits.

"It's kind of still up in the air," said Phillips. "But I know I want to get to the three schools on unofficial visits and see their games and stuff and go from there."

After totaling over 2,000 all-purpose yards as a junior, Phillips has passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in just two games of his senior season. He has yet to toss an interception and is completing 60 percent of his passes (completed 12-of-20

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