Phillips Enjoys Camp

Wellston LB/DE Lance Phillips didn't run the 40 time he wanted, but he had a good experience yesterday at OSU just the same and was impressed with the players he saw.

A player who is looking to establish himself at camps this year is Wellston's Lance Phillips. The LB/DE talked about what happened at camp yesterday.

"I had a great time going up against all those great athletes. It was a great experience," he said. "I ran a 4.9 40, but I couldn't be more disappointed in that. I know I can run a 4.7.

"I had 26 reps of 185, 25 1/2 inch vertical, and I weighed 243. I was a little surprised at that; I thought I'd roll in there at 248-250. I thought I did well in the one-on-ones. A lot of very quick guys up there."

The work keeps on going for Phillips as he is going to continue to try to get the 40 time down.

"I am going to work so hard to get down to 4.7. I know I can get there by camp time," he said. "I am going low-rep, high weight work, and it really seems to be helping."

What's on the agenda for Phillips camp-wise?

"I am going to Notre Dame for the spring game," he said. "I'm going to Ohio State, West Virginia, Miami (OH), and Marshall for camps. Maybe some others."

While at OSU, Phillips did not get the chance to take in any OSU practices.

"I didn't get a chance to go over to practice," he said. "I had two of the biggest blisters you've ever seen after camp, so I went straight home."

Who impressed him at camp?

"Brandon Harrison was great," he said. "B.J. Travers, D.J. Burris (junior OL from Kenton). (He's) very mobile, very strong, 660 squat at the state meet. (Javon) Ringer and (Tyrell) Sutton. They all passed the look test."

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