Potomac (Md.) Georgetown Prep offensive guard Andrew Phillips has announced which schools he is starting to focus in on. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder is really considering seven.
"I've got my offers Syracuse, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina and Duke and then I'm also interested in Stanford and Northwestern," he said. "I like the great academic reputation from those schools. I get letters every other day from Stanford and I have good communication with them. I went to camp for one day at Northwestern and I really liked the campus and coaches. I'm using football to get the best possible academic situation for me and those are two of the best academic schools in the country too."
Phillips confirmed that he does not have offers from Arizona State or Tennessee and wasn't sure how those rumors got started.
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Meanwhile, the three-star prospect visited a handful of programs this summer.
"I went to Notre Dame, North Carolina, Virginia, Stanford, Northwestern and Duke," he said. "Every school had things I liked, like Duke and UNC are in a great area in Raleigh/Durham. Notre Dame has a great tradition and coach Weis is great. Coach Harris is starting something new at Stanford and I like the tradition there too."
The No. 33 offensive guard in the country has started to look at official visits.
"I've considered it a little bit and I'm seriously considering Duke, North Carolina and Maryland because they are all recruiting me pretty hard," he said. "I'm not sure if I'll take all five visits, most likely I will, but we'll see."
Right now, Phillips is preparing for the first game of the season on September 4th.
"You know it's my senior year and I'm trying to make the most of it before I go off to college," he said. "I want to make this season special with my teammates and coaches. I'm looking to bring up my caliber of play to the best I possibly can and be the best leader I can be. I'm also looking to get better foot speed and work on my strength."
The No. 15 player in Maryland was named all-state after his sophomore and junior years.