December 5, 2009

Phillips holding firm

Four-star New Jersey wide receiver Shakim Phillips is the most highly-touted member of Boston College's recruiting class thus far but we haven't heard much from him since he committed to the Eagles in mid-September. EagleAction.com caught up with Phillips and has the latest.

The 6-foot-2, 191-pound wide receiver had another big year for Wayne (N.J.) De Paul Catholic. Though Phillips is unsure of his stats for the year he did help his squad to a conference championship. They lost in the first round of the state playoffs, but Phillips and his teammates are proud of their accomplishments nonetheless.

The nation's No. 9 wide receiver according to Rivals.com recently spoke about how things are going, and about his plans for the future.

"I've been talking to coach (Ryan) Day and coach (Bill) McGovern," he said. "They came down to my school last week. They were just talking about bowl games and football, practices and stuff like that. They're just telling me how things are going over there."

Phillips has been mostly focused on his own season and senior year of high school, but his focus will turn to Boston College later this coming week.

"I'm taking my official visit up there this Friday," he continued. "I know C.J. Jones is saying he's coming up then, too."

When Phillips committed to BC, the Eagles were sitting at 2-0 after wins over Northeastern and Kent State. Boston College finished the regular season at 8-4 (5-3) -- once again, one of the best records in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

What are Phillips' thoughts on how the year went for his future teammates?

"I don't know, I mean, I was really focused on my season for the most part. They did pretty good to me. Some people were saying they were supposed to go two-and-whatever, but they did pretty good.

"I'm still solid. Everybody else has pretty much backed off."

Phillips is also ranked as the top prospect in the Garden State.

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