Phillips Talks About UNC Visit

This past weekend, B.J. Phillips opened up his official visits schedule with a trip to Chapel Hill.

"It went nice," said Phillips, who had already unofficially visited Chapel Hill for the home opener. "It went as well as can be expected – even better."

After the Boston College game, Phillips, his mother, and his host, Nick Starcevic, headed to coach Brad Lawing's home for dinner and to watch some of the later games. Starcevic then led Phillips to Franklin Street where they "hung out" with other football players.

The next day, Phillips and his mother spoke to members of the academic staff and had an in-depth conversation with coach John Bunting.

"When I spoke to Coach Bunting I asked him some questions about the quarterback situation," said Phillips. "We didn't really talk about the quarterbacks coming in; we talked more about the quarterbacks that were there. Before the guy from Georgia [T.J. Yates] committed, they told me they were going to take his commitment."

Phillips, a 6-foot-5 225-pound quarterback from Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, will take his next official visit on November 26th with Kentucky. He is currently in the process of working out a date with Vanderbilt for his third and final official trip in early December.

As expected the three aforementioned schools are the only schools Phillips is currently considering. Following the visit, the Tar Heels have firmly placed themselves in a very good position for Phillips' verbal commitment.

"The visit definitely solidifies that [UNC] is in my top two [schools] with Vanderbilt, and followed closely by Kentucky," said Phillips. "I definitely like the fact that [UNC] is only three hours away from where I live now; I got family that lives around the area; I really think that the school has almost every option you can imagine and they're definitely one of the top public schools in the nation.

"I feel like I fit in well with the players and the students at the university; and the program is good – especially playing in a tougher ACC now."

After posting a 9-2 regular season record, Spring Valley earned a No. 1 seed in the playoffs and will host Conway Friday. Individually, Phillips isn't putting up the numbers he did as a sophomore or junior, but still has managed 1,200 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, and 500 rushing yards.

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