It doesn’t matter to one Alabama high prospect that he has two official offers from schools miles away from his hometown of Boaz.
In fact Drew Phillips told CowboyBlitz.com Sunday evening that the Wyoming Cowboys are sitting at the top of his list currently.
“Wyoming is at the top of my list of favorites right now,” Phillips said. “I was truly excited when I got the offer from them. I’m very impressed with how they are recruiting me. I got a hand written letter from every coach on their staff. I know they have a new coaching staff and I have heard nothing but great things about them and how nice things at their school.”
Phillips, a 6-foot-0, 185-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 forty, plays running back, strong safety and returns punts for his high school team. The talented runner rushed for over 2,196 yards on 317 carries as a junior and scored 18 touchdowns.
Currently the Alabama native has two official offers, one from Wyoming and the other from the Cowboy’s Mountain West foe BYU.
“It doesn’t matter to me how far the school is from home,” Phillips said. “My coach and I are making a trip to Wyoming on May 24, I will stay up there for a week to check everything out and participate in one of their camps.”
The Wyoming football program has impressed Phillips in a couple of ways.
“I really like the athletic facilities from all the pictures I have seen,” Phillips said. “I know the new head coach was at Missouri for a long time and was very successful there. I really like their offensive system; it’s a great fit for me.”
Coach Ray is in charge of Phillips recruitment to Wyoming; so far Phillips has been impressed.
“Everyone seems so nice,” Phillips said. “Right now Wyoming is my top team, then BYU and probably Alabama.”
Other schools that are actively recruiting the standout athlete include UAB, Troy State to name a couple.
Phillips is also a standout in track for his high school.
“I ran the 100 meter, and the 200 meter at our last track meet. I ran an 11.26 100 meter, which placed me third, and I ran a 22.24, 200 meters, and I finished second,” Phillips said. “My best time was in the 100 was 11.26. It was the first time I ever ran the 100."