SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Ervin Philips was one of the bright spots of Syracuse football's 2014 season. As a true freshman, he flashed the ability to make plays and elude tacklers in the open field. All of that was as a running back.
For the 2015 season, Philips is switching to the h-back position. This will allow him to make plays as a receiver as well as a true running back. CuseNation.com spoke with Philips about the change and more during Tuesday's media opportunity.
Philips is excited about the position change because it allows him more opportunities to make a difference for the team. His goal is to be a team leader, and the switch gives him a better chance to reach that goal. In fact, as the team learns the new offense under Tim Lester, he is eagerly anticipating his role growing this season.
Philips' take on the offense so far is that Lester's system is creative and exciting. It gives the players more flexibility to make plays.
Expect Philips to be one of the top playmakers for the 2015 season and to be one of their most dangerous offensive weapons. More in the video below.
CuseNation.com's Mike McAllister and Lizzy Gomez contributed to this report