It's Ohio State for Top247 cornerback Clark Phillips III . broadcast on CBS HQ.
"The things Ohio State does for defensive rumors, it's unmatched," Phillips 247Sports said before going public with his plans. "It's really exciting. They're just incomparable with other places." [1
Rated by the industrial generated 247Sports Composite as the country's No. 4 cornerback and No. 46 outlook overall 5-foot-10, 178 pound Phillips, commit no. 13 to Ohio State in this 2020 cycle. His promise pushes the OSU up two points in 247Sports Composite Team Rankings to No. 5 overall – giving the Buckeyes # 1 class in the big ten conference.
Phillips is thrilled with the opportunities on and off the field in Columbus.
"What they do for the guys in my position and the ability to go in and get an immediate impact and the ability to get a great deal," Phillips said when he was asked why he chose OSU. "I can do good things in business and law and do good things in that area too."
We are higher on Phillips than our colleagues, with 247Sports rating Phillips as the country's No. 3 cornerback and No. 25 plays overall in Top247 Player Rankings . Our national analyst Greg Biggins compares Phillips with the San Diego Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward .
"Has a strong structure and plays with a bulldog mentality," Biggins wrote in his player evaluation. "Has no great length but makes it a physical style and sophisticated technique. Faster than fast, but has improved its long speed over the last year and is better able to turn around and drive with the fastest receivers. Outbreaks and explosives appear on the offensive side of the ball at the receiver, showing his ability to run defenses and be dynamic after the catch, have excellent ball skills and really improved in his ability to make a game on the ball without disturbing. Extremely competitive player who loves the challenge of taking on another team's best recipient, is physically in the running game and does a good job of getting out of blocks and making a tackle Scrappy type of game looks forward to playing as one nickel or slot holder in college, but versatile enough to line anywhere in the secondary. Projects like an influence, top-tier Power 5 starts and future high-round NFL draft pick. "
a junior caught Phillips 54 passes for 1,210 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also broke 10 passes and took two further on the defense. Phillips, like a sophomore, emerged as a national recruitment with 15 pass breakups and seven interceptions.
Phillips is the first corner in the fold and another defensive back in the OSU class that joined Lejond Cavazos . He said his relationship with the coaches was also crucial to the decision-making process.
"Conversations with coach (Jeff) Hafley and the confidence he had in me," Phillips said, reflecting that he fell in love with his first visit. "After the honeymoon of the visit is over, you get a different sense of school, but I kept the same feeling with Ohio State. You look at the players and coaches and relationships with coaches and what the campus is like and how well I fit into it was right for me. "