April 18, 2013

Omaha DE visits Iowa

Omaha defensive end Harrison Phillips made the drive across the state of Iowa on Wednesday to watch the Hawkeyes at work in spring practice. The trip also gave the 6-foot-4, 246-pound prospect from Millard West a chance to catch up with the Iowa coaching staff and see where things stand on a potential scholarship offer. We caught up with Phillips on his way home Wednesday night for a complete update.

Q: What did you get to do on the visit to Iowa today?

PHILLIPS: Well, we got there a little late because it was just pouring down on us on the way there. I was supposed to meet with Coach Ferentz beforehand, but we got there right as practice started so we watched them go at it first. Things were really competitive and they really got after it today with a lot of live one on ones and things like that. Just the whole attitude of practice was something I really liked.

Then afterwards I got to talk to Coach Morgan and Coach Ferentz for quite a long time, probably 20 or 25 minutes, and it was very positive. They said that I'm a perfect fit for their school, I have everything that they're looking for, they love my wrestling background, and they love my film, but said just to be patient. They're evaluating their own team during spring practice and seeing where they need the most help whether it's a speed end or a run stopping end or a tackle. They know they need help on the defensive line, but not entirely sure where just yet. I feel very confident that I will probably earn a scholarship soon either in summer camp or coming up soon, but overall the visit went very well.



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