One of the top junior offensive linemen in the country for 2006 is Andrew Phillips out of North Bethesda (Md.) Georgetown Prep.
It's not surprising when you see that Phillips already has offers from Maryland, Louisville and Syracuse and has received interest from schools across the country including Virginia, North Carolina, Florida State, Boston College, Pittsburgh, UCLA and Notre Dame.
The 6-foot-4 and 290-pounder was the bright spot on Georgetown Prep helping them to a 4-6 record. For the season he was named all-metro and all-state offensive lineman.
"I wouldn't want to be on any other team, this was a great group of guys," he said. "I still have a lot of work to do, but I did well I think. It's a team game, but overall I think I contributed a lot."
So far Phillips is really interested in Maryland, Virginia and Notre Dame.
"I like Maryland and UVA because they are close to home and I can stay in touch with everybody around here," he said. "As for Notre Dame, I like their history and prestige and also that Notre Dame is a Catholic school, which I'm looking for.
"I've been to camps at Maryland and Notre Dame. I love them both, the campuses, environments and the student body, and it shows that they really care about their football teams."
Phillips grew up as a fan of Notre Dame and Maryland, but said, "I'm going to try to get around that and look everywhere, so that I have no regrets."
So what is he looking for out of a school?
"I really just want a place where the athletes and football team are appreciated and so far everywhere that has been the case."
As for his summer, Phillips said he plans to go to a couple of football camps, but wasn't sure which ones he'll be attending yet.