Seems like we've been covering 2015 Pelion wide receiver/safety Freddie Phillips for his entire high school career...because we have. Projected as big time prospect by SCPrepNation.com and others the Pelion prospect got the good news every young prospect yearns to hear, his first scholarship offer.
"Yes sir I got an offer from North Carolina," Phillips said.
Phillips camped with the Tar Heels over the summer and has remained in contact with the staff. Asked how it felt to get his first offer Phillips had this to say.
"It feels really good. It's a relief to get that first one."
"They are recruiting me at safety. Coach Koenig offered me."
The 2015 prospect informed us that he plans on visiting with the Tar Heels for a game this season but is not exactly sure but that it will be soon. He'll be on the road this weekend visiting another ACC program.
"I'm visiting North Carolina State this Saturday."
Are there any other schools Phillips feels may be close to offering soon? And what schools does he want to hear more from soon?
"Honestly I don't really know. Right now I'm interesting in hearing from anyone."
Phillips continues to play wide receiver but also lines up at safety for Pelion this season and he's had a great deal of success there. Would a position change from wide receiver to safety on the next level be okay with Phillips?
"Yes sir. I've been starting on both sides of the ball this season so if safety is where some schools want me to play that's good with me."
The 2015 prospect says he worked hard this summer to improve his overall skills and he talked about some of the aspects of his game that he feels he made the most strides since the end of his sophomore season.
"I think my speed, my footwork, strength, running the ball after the catch, and my ability to hit on defense have really improved since last year."
Phillips has almost 2 years before National Signing Day 2015 arrives. Is there a chance he will commit early?
"I think I will make the decision when I get the right feeling. It could be National Signing Day or earlier, we'll see."