Phillips Says Weekend Was A Good Icebreaker

All-State linebacker Justin Phillips of Pearland, Texas had a memorable play in the Oilers state championship game loss when he took the ball from Allen quarterback Kyler Murray and nearly took it back for a touchdown. Phillips is used to greeting quarterbacks and running backs that way. But not this weekend as he made his official visit to Oklahoma State as one of 18 committed recruits on campus.

"It was great, a lot of fun," said Phillips. "Everybody got to know each other and over the weekend we got pretty close and bonded as a class."

Phillips was not just about the meet and greet. "The food was great, everything they served was good," he said. "I also met some of the older players on the team, and my host was a great guy, a good linebacker, Ryan Simmons."

Phillips said he has no spring sports to participate in at Pearland as he completes his high school days but he doesn't sound like he's going to be lazy. The Houston Chronicle Defensive Player of the Year had 86 tackles and 11 tackles for loss with two sacks, two interceptions, and two fumbles recovered.

"I'm going to be working out," Phillips added. "As soon as I sign they send you a workout program and I will do that all the way through, and then I will move to Stillwater in May."

Phillips has a 300-pound max on the bench press and a 35-inch vertical jump.

He said he does not have any other visits scheduled.

Other stories on weekend visitors:
Walterscheid hosted by Mason Rudolph
Keenen Brown Likes Cowboys Coaches
Josh Mabin: 'It Was Excellent'
Juwan Offray Talks OSU Visit
Harding Still Anxious To Be A Cowboy
Williams Happy To Be Recruited By Henderson
Roberts Enjoyed Getting To Know Teammates
Washington Talks About Visiting OSU

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