Jenks, Okla. linebacker Phillip Dillard plays for one of the best football programs in the Sooner State. Jenks coach, Allan Trimble has said his recent star could be better than his former pupil, Rocky Calmus.
“We had Rocky Calmus here at Jenks, and it’s very possible that Phillip is better now as a junior than Rocky was as a senior,” Trimble said earlier this year.
Big shoes to fill, but the 6-foot, 230-pound Dillard could be just the guy to fill those shoes. As a junior, he was named all-state linebacker and recorded 101 tackles and six quarterback sacks.
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His performances from last year have already landed him four scholarship offers.
“I have offers from Nebraska, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M,” Dillard said. “Those are the four who have extended offers. I am sure I will get some others, but right now, those are the four I am focused on right now.”
The other schools pursuing the Rivals100 linebacker are Oklahoma, Texas and nearby Tulsa.
“My goal would be to have the decision made before my final year begins,” he said. “But, I can’t guarantee that will happen. I would like to be able to do that. I’m going to take a look at some of the schools during the summer at some camps.”
The schools on Dillard’s list for summer camps include Kansas State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
“Kansas State and Texas A&M have been by the school this spring of the schools I am going to camps at. Also, Nebraska and Oklahoma State have been by the school. I’m sure we’ll have a few more come by during the rest of the month.”