2017 Redlands (Ca.) East Valley DE Jaelan Phillips talks recruiting, future trips

Things couldn't be busier for 2017 Redlands (Ca.) East Valley DE Jaelan Phillips. The talented defensive line prospect has hauled in quite a few offers and he's getting ready to start touring some of his favorites...

At 6'5, 230 pounds, Phillips is an incredible looking prospect and then when you pair that with his overall production -- 78 tackles, 10.5 sacks and two interceptions -- you have one of the most sought-after prospects on the West Coast.

Phillips currently holds close to 20 offers and he's got plenty more schools that could be close to offering. He broke down the list of programs he's planning to visit this spring.

"I visited Stanford this weekend and I'm working on setting up visits with UCLA and Notre Dame soon," Phillips said. "I'm also working hard to schedule my trip to Washington, but I haven't set a date yet.

"I'd like to get up there for a spring practice just to see the coaches in action and also to get a feel for the program and how they run things up there."

This past week, Phillips was able to catch up with two Washington assistant coaches -- Keith Bhonapha and Pete Kwiatkowski.

"I talk to them a lot and we spoke this week on Facetime," Phillips noted. "They are really good guys and I have a real strong relationship with them.

"They don't talk a lot about football. It's more just catching up, staying in touch and making sure we keep our relationship strong."

This weekend, in addition to his trip to Palo Alto, Phillips also attended the L.A. Nike Opening Regional and he dominated the one-on-one drills.

Phillips said he's hoping to take at least a few of his allotted five official visits this fall before he makes a decision.

Dawgman.com will have more in the future on Phillips after he takes his official visit to Montlake.


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