Parker-Boyd, a 6-foot-1 200-pound athlete, has been told he will first get a shot at quarterback once he joins the Tar Heels' roster.
"Up through the whole process they've told Anthony and I believe I've spoke to everyone involved, they like him as a quarterback," said Phillips. "If things don't work out as a quarterback, the ability to play other positions is there."
No matter where Parker-Boyd eventually plays for North Carolina, Phillips expects his athletic ability to shine.
"Obviously his total athletic ability [is his best attribute]," said Phillips. "He has quick feet, he can move, he makes quick decisions. He can run with the football and he has a strong arm. I think the thing that intrigued North Carolina a ton is that he's only played quarterback for two years – so he has a tremendous upside, they can build him up from the ground, and he's not a kid that's done it all his life and is resistant to change."
Being hit hard by graduation, Parker-Boyd saw his statistics dip from his junior to his senior season. As a junior, Parker-Boyd passed for 1,815 yards and ran for 939 yards, but only totaled 487 rushing yards and 717 passing yards during his senior season.
According Phillips, Parker-Boyd should qualify.
"It shouldn't be an issue," said Phillips. "He's doing well this year grade wise so it shouldn't be an issue with the Clearinghouse and the acceptance."