The Kentucky Football team secured its third 2013 recruit today in the form of Reese Phillips, 6’3″ 220 lb QB out of Signal Mountain High School in Tennessee. Phillips was very happy to receive an offer from UK and already feels right at home:
It’s pretty awesome up here. I was here 15 minutes and it was so home-like, so much like Chattanooga. It was just the people in Lexington in general. Everybody seems so nice and down to earth.
He’s a 2* prospect on nearly every recruiting service, but Phillips held offers from Memphis and Middle Tennessee State, and was scheduled to attend football camps later this summer at Mississippi State, Alabama and Vanderbilt, so he was garnering interest from other SEC teams. Remember, UK’s current starting QB, Max Smith, was either a 2* or unranked prospect by every major recruiting service. The fact that last year was his first year as a starting QB means there hasn’t been enough film on him for scouting services to get a proper evaluation on him, but coaches like Joker Phillips who can see him in passing camps can get a better feel of how he will translate at the collegiate level.
Last season as a junior, Phillips became the starting QB for Stone Mountain the first time. He played in the run-heavy Wing-T offense, but still threw for 1,895 yards and 21 TDs to just 4 interceptions, while completing 71% of his passes. He started 10 games.
Phillips was also a pitcher for Stone Mountain. Here are some highlights of him: