Blessed with 4.6 speed, he also doubled as a defensive back. A versatile athlete, Phillips batted .345 in baseball as a freshman and averaged 13 points per game in basketball.
Phillips has not yet received any scholarship offers but he already has compiled a short list of preferred schools.
''I'm looking at West Virginia, Tennessee, Marshall, Ohio State, and Penn State,'' he told Mike Bakas of TheInsiders.com. ''I plan on attending Chad Pennington's passing camp, the NIKE Camp, West Virginia's camp, and Tennessee's football camp.''