Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from Cameron Phillips today. The wide receiver from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha chose the Hokies over Virginia.
"I just felt everything was right at Virginia Tech," said the 6-foot, 178-pound Phillips. "I had an idea when I left campus that I wanted to go there and my mom asked me why I'm holding back if I liked them so much. That's why I pulled the trigger today."
Phillips feels like he can excel in the Hokie offense.
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"They said they would want me to play outside and in the slot," he said. "I'll also be on some special teams."
It was a difficult recruiting battle for Phillips between Virginia Tech, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Rutgers.
"I just felt that Virginia Tech was slightly more interested than Virginia," Phillips said. "When I was on my visit to Virginia Tech, Coach Moorehead and I spent almost two hours in the film room. We watch film from when he was at Stanford and from practices and it showed me how eager they were to get me into the system and get me acclimated to everything. I didn't feel that with Virginia."
The Virginia Tech staff should feel confident Phillips' commitment will stick until signing day.
"I'm a hard commit to Virginia Tech," he said. "I don't think any school could interfere with that."
Virginia came in second and West Virginia and Wisconsin were tied for third for Phillips.