Lorenzo Phillips will join former LSU teammate Jeryl Brazil at defending national champion junior college East Mississippi next season.
"I could have left LSU and gone immediately to a non-SEC school, but I wanted to do it differently," said Phillips, the nation's 24th-ranked outside linebacker as a senior at Patterson.
"I didn't want to sit out a year, and I wanted to work on academics, so I came here (to Scooba, Miss.). We have ballers. It's one of the best junior colleges."
Phillips is looking at several four-year schools down the road, including Georgia, Florida, USC, UCLA and Ole Miss.
He was committed to Florida and Texas A&M at certain junctures during his recruitment.
The 6-2, 220-pounder sees himself in a 3-4 scheme.
He'd like to play a similar role as Jarvis Jones or Von Miller.
Phillips played in nine games as a redshirt freshman at LSU and collected four total tackles.
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