Earlier tonight, Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown tight end Rashad Phillips made his decision. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder had Syracuse leading for a while, but after a visit to North Carolina State a couple weeks ago things got very confusing. In the end who won out for Phillips services?
"I just committed to North Carolina State a bit ago," he said. "I called coach Dunlap to tell him my decision and he was very excited. He told me he's glad I've decided to join the team."
What made the three-star prospect select the Wolfpack in the end?
"You know it came down to the conference and they are in a better conference and also winning games already," he said. "The other factor that played into it was that it's close to home which is nice too. On my visit, I was really sold on the community and the people around the sports department."
Phillips is glad to have a decision behind him and now is focusing his efforts on next season.
"It's just real nice to have it done with, I'm still trying to get over the excitement," he said. "The coaches have told me there's the possibility I could get a chance to play early next year because they lost two tight ends. Over the next six months I plan to work hard and put on some more pounds so that I come in, in great shape."
The No. 53 tight end in the country finished by saying that he feels like his decision is a dream come true.
"It's a dream that I actually get to play in the ACC, I'm really excited," he said. "I'm going to try to do what I can do to help this team win."