DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) rising senior Cam Phillips boasts a dozen offers. Of the schools that have extended scholarships, the 6’0″, 180-pound wide receiver plans to visit at least three between now and the end of July.
“Me and my team are going to Rutgers on Saturday for a 7-on-7. I’m going to talk to the coaches there. I have visits in July to Virginia Tech and Virginia. West Virginia and Wisconsin are other schools I want to visit,” Phillips said.
All five aforementioned schools, along with Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Penn State, are among the offers Phillips is considering. He appears content with the options he has.
“I think I’m just going to focus on the offers I have now,” Phillips said when asked where he stands in his decision-making process. “I’m going to come up with a top list soon. I’m not going to rush the decision. I’m going to make it when I feel right about it.”
There is no favorite according to Phillips, but the DeMatha standout did cite which schools he feels have expressed the most interest to this point.
“Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Rutgers… I say they have shown the most interest in part because I’ve talked to the wide receivers coach at all of those schools. They know what I can do. And they are in contact fairly consistently,” Phillips said.
The fact that these schools are showing consistent interest could help separate them from other finalists. Discussing what factors are important to him in finding the right college fit, Phillips said: “I would like to play early. What is also big for me is how much interest a school is showing.”
Helping Phillips make this important decision are his parents.
“My mom is definitely into it,” Phillips said. “My dad, he played college football, and he is in my ear, telling me what I should look for and what to look into. My mom is big on academics. This is my decision, but they are there for me.”
Georgia Tech’s initial interest in Phillips is as a cornerback, but other schools are recruiting him to play wide receiver. He has played both positions for the Stags.
“He’s a phenomenal athlete as a returner, as a DB and as a wide receiver,” DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks said of Phillips, a starter on the varsity level since his sophomore season. “He...
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