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It came down to Alabama or Georgia, and Jalyn Phillips chose the Bulldogs.
Jalyn Phillips rates as a 4-star prospect and is the nation’s No. 23 safety prospect for 2019 on the 247Sports composite standard. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
Phillips wanted to keep that on the DL until he posted the offer. The idea was to get up to Athens and try on the jersey and then post the offer with those pictures.
But he called an audible on that one, while on his first official visit to Oklahoma.
What did the UGA offer mean to him?
“It means the world to me definitely because it is that big in-state offer,” Phillips said. “Coach Kirby is a really great guy and then Coach Tucker the coordinator is a defensive back guy. So that offer definitely meant the world to me coming from those two.”
The offer was layered.
“They like me at all the positions in the secondary,” Phillips said. “They like the way that I can play the corner and the safety and want to work me a little at nickel and a little at safety to work me in at all the positions.”
The timeline for his decision could be estimated at some point near the end of his senior season. He’s going to keep taking his visits to narrow that down.
He does look at Georgia differently since Smart arrived. Phillips also said that Tucker is his primary recruiter.
“He hits me up on the daily,” Phillips said. “He likes how versatile I am and he likes my height and weight and he loves that I am a hitter.”
Another layer of Intel regarding Jalyn Phillips
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound rising senior is big on versatility. So where is his best position fit?
There are three Archer teammates with UGA offers. They even say there is a 60- to 70-percent chance they all play together in college. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
“I would play him anywhere,” Booth said. “Safety. Nickel. Corner. I would play him anywhere.”
Where is he at with his decision? He compared the process to a football game, then said he’s probably just entering the second quarter. He has a ways to go.
Phillips has a team goal in mind.
“I am going to worry about my senior season and my guys here,” he said. “So we can be the best we can be at Archer High School. I have nothing but love for my guys. We are trying to win a state championship here.”
He has already taken an official visit to Oklahoma. He said that Alabama was the only other certain official visit at this time.