Drew Phillips is one of the hottest prospects in the country at the moment, but that hasn't been the case until just recently when Phillips' recruitment ‘blew up.' Phillips tells us the latest news.
"I received an offer from Wyoming earlier this week, and today I was offered a full ride from BYU," Phillips exclaimed from his home in Boaz, Ala.
"Coach Higgins (BYU) called Coach Noles today and asked him to have me return his call once I got to the field house. I called Coach Higgins back, and they offered me a full scholarship."
"I talked to Coach Higgins on the phone for a while. He asked me how track was going, and he asked me what I was running. I ran the 100 meter, and the 200 meter at our last track meet. I ran an 11.26 100 meter, which placed me third, and I ran a 22.24, 200 meters, and I finished second."
"Coach Higgins asked me what my best time was in the 100 and I told him 11.26 was my only time in the 100. It was the first time I ever ran the 100."
"He told me how they liked my running style, how I finished runs, and how I accelerated through the hole once it opened. He also told me he thought I could play a big role once I was comfortable with the offense."
"I like BYU because they have recruited me very hard. I don't have a top team, or a list, but BYU is a team I am very interested in. I have been talking with Jake Heaps a lot. We have become pretty good friends, and we are going to attend BYU's Junior Day June 5th."
The Cougars wasn't the only team to extend an offer to Phillips this week.
"I called Coach Ray at Wyoming, and he told me they were offering me a full scholarship as well. He told me a lot of the same things Coach Higgins at BYU told me, but he also likes the fact I played quarterback in the wildcat formation, and I could throw the ball pretty well. They have a wildcat package and they are looking for someone to be an impact player in that formation," Phillips said.
Phillips is receiving interest from a couple of in-state schools as well as others across the country.
"Coach Burns and Coach Pruitt have been talking to Coach Noles, and I will be going to Alabama's Junior Day April 18th, and the A-Day game. They have also invited me to an elite camp this summer," Phillips said.
"Coach Calloway sent me a very nice personal letter inviting me to come to UAB's Junior Day, and I will be going there April 11th. Coach Calloway told me that he liked my style of play, and he looked forward to seeing me."
"I have also been invited to junior days at Stanford and Middle Tennessee. I'm still getting a lot of mail from other schools, and Coach Noles told me a lot of schools are still calling asking for my film and transcripts."
"It is still very early in the process for me, and I am still open to everyone at this point," Drew Phillips concluded.
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