Phillips Talks Visits, Senior Year

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with Jordan Phillips, 2011 defensive tackle commitment out of Circle High in Towanda, Kansas. Phillips was able to take his official visit to see the Sooners take on Iowa State. Check inside to see what he had to say about the visits and his senior season.

A couple weekends ago the Oklahoma Sooners took on Iowa State in Norman in what ended up being a total destruction. The Sooners took the lead early and never looked back winning 52-0.

Jordan Phillips was in attendance this time on his official visit.

"It was a good game," Phillips said. "Definitely showed people what OU could do."

While being on his visit Phillips was able to hang out with a future teammate.

"It was Casey Walker," Phillips began when asked who his host was. "And we just drove around for a little bit. And we went to Campus Corner and we just chilled there until we went back to his apartment."

Oklahoma defensive line coach Jackie Shipp and Phillips have a good relationship according to Phillips but Phillips isn't the only one in his family that knows and talks with the well respected coach.

"We have a pretty good relationship. My grandpa knows his family really well because he grew up with my grandpa so we just kind of had that connection."

Like most of the other Sooner commits Phillips was able to attend the Red River Rivalry earlier this year and he was obviously blown away by the Sooner faithful.

"It was a great experience," Phillips stated. "It was probably the best atmosphere I have ever been in. Even though it was split half and half the Oklahoma fans were way more intense then the Texas fans. The Texas fans were pretty quiet the whole game."

Obviously at 6-foot-6 and 300-pounds Phillips definitely has some tremendous athletic ability to be able to play all those positions on the field. When asked what he feels is his best attribute that he brings to the table Phillips summed it up in one quick answer.

"I would say my speed," Phillips said.

Not only does Phillips man the middle of the defense he also plays on offense as well as playing an important role on special teams.

"Our season is going pretty well. We are 4-3 right now. I play defensive tackle, punter, I (also) play a little full back and tight end."

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