Posted: 6:11 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Hokies got a pleasant surprise today when they received a commitment from 2014 wide receiver Cameron Phillips out of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Phillips is a 3/4-star receiver by the four major recruiting services, and held offers from at least eight power conference teams including Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech. He also held offers from Connecticut, Old Dominion and Temple according to 247Sports. That service also has him rated/ranked the highest among the four major recruiting services. They rate him as a 4-star and rank him as the No. 42 wide receiver nationally and the No. 7 player in the state of Maryland. Rivals has him as a 3-star, but ranks him as the No. 55 receiver in the nation and the No. 9 player in the state. ESPN rates him as a 3-star and ranks him No. 87 at his position and No. 13 in Maryland. Lastly, Scout rates him as a 3-star and ranks him as the No. 115 receiver nationally.
Phillips' commitment gives the Hokies as many as 19 or as few as 15 recruits depending on which service you consult. The general consensus is that he is just the Hokies second sure-fire receiver in this 2014 class, while Javon Harrison, regarded by some as a defensive back, might choose to play on offense for Virginia Tech. Phillips' primary recruiter was Virginia Tech Wide Receivers Coach Aaron Moorehead. Unfortunately, Cameron's highlights are on Hudl, meaning we cannot watch them without a subscription.
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