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2014 Georgia ATH Gregory Phillips Receiving Plenty of Attention

2014 ATH Gregory Phillips (6’0, 181, 4.59) of Arabia Mountain High in Georgia claims verbal offers from Old Dominion, UNC Charlotte, Ball St., Georgia St., Kennesaw St., Appalachain St., Buffalo, Furman, Western Carolina, Southern Illinois, Arkansas St., and Air Force.

Phillips told Varsity Preps he’s also hearing from Samford, Indiana, Auburn, UAB, LSU, Louisiana Lafayette, Purdue and Syracuse among several others.

Last season at wideout, he hauled in 37 passes for 484 yards with seven touchdowns. This fall, Phillips expects to see time at multiple positions including strong safety, linebacker, wide receiver, and kick returner.

UNCC, ODU, Ball St., and Appalachian St. are showing him the most attention. “They email and call frequently, they’ve visited me at practice and I feel like those programs really want me.”

Samford, UAB, Marshall, and Purdue are close to offering he reports. “My coach told me that Purdue has seen my film, they loved it and I’m expecting to hear from them.”

Arabia Mountain’s versatile athlete is in the process of planning his summer and intends to camp at several universities.

Phillip’s said he’s open to every program that shows interest, but his favorites currently are Air ForceArkansas St., UNCC, Ball St., and Appalachian St. 

The junior standout said he’s hard at work “to make to sure I’m progressing and getting better, concentrating on the fundamentals of the game.

“I’m all about helping my team win football games,” he said. “I feel my leadership and making plays at the end of the game, my hands, and blocking are things I do to help my team win.”

The biggest factor when choosing a program will be the quality of education he’ll receive. “Football won’t last forever, nothing is guaranteed, and I have to have a solid foundation of academics to fall back on so I can secure my future. Football is helping me further my goals and excel in life.”

Phillips doesn’t expect to make a decision anytime soon. “I’m not sure when I’ll decide, I have no timetable.”

— Michael Bradley

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