The Wranglers of Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite have become known for producing some of the nation's top defensive backs over the last few years.
In 2013, it was Rivals250 safety Kameron Miles, who is currently at Texas A&M. In 2014, it was Rivals100 safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, who enrolled early at Boise State. In the 2015 class, three-star cornerback Josh Butler has already picked up offers from Boise State, Texas A&M, and North Texas.
College coaches have already taken an interest in West Mesquite's 2016 class as well with cornerback Bailey Phillips drawing notice for his play as a sophomore.
The 5-foot-7, 150-pound standout earned second-team all-district honors in 2013, and on Wednesday, he picked up his first college scholarship with the Washington State Cougars doing the honors.
Phillips was obviously excited to receive the news, but he knows he needs to keep his feet on the ground
"It's a life saver," Phillips said. "I'm happy about it, but I still have to keep working."
Known for his work ethic, Bailey knows he has to push on because this is just the start of his journey.
"It really doesn't change because I'm going to still keep working before I got the offer and make it seem like I never had one," Phillips said.
In fact, after school Bailey went right to work. He was busy with the West Mesquite track team putting in practice time.