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Earlier this week, defensive tackle Dante Phillips, a four-star member of Florida’s 2012 recruiting class, was unexpectedly denied admission to the school. As a result, the former four-star recruit is free to hit the recruiting trail once more and can sign with any team.
According to CollegeFootballTalk.com, Phillips top choice is another Florida school, with the player himself tellingRebelGrove.com that at this point in time Miami is “the favorite more than most other schools because they’re in-state.” In addition to the reciprocal interest from the Hurricanes, Phillips also said he has spoken to coaches at Ole Miss, and that the Rebels are “in my top 10 right now.”
As for other schools Phillips is, “waiting on a few more phone calls” from the likes of Alabama, LSU, USC and UCLA.
Phillips said his choice was dependent on “a good coaching staff with some NFL reputation, a good DL coach and someone who can make me a tactician.” Such factors would seem to indicate that the Tide and Tigers are very much in the mix.
The ninth ranked defensive tackle from the 2012 recruiting class is set to make his decision in the upcoming weeks.
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