Posted: 1:48 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
By Dan Lyons
After yesterday's game at MetLife Stadium, Syracuse football was due for some good news. Why not a nice recruiting commitment?
West Haven HS (CT) running back/defensive back Erv Phillips announced his commitment to Syracuse via twitter this afternoon:
I Know Where My Heart Is & I know where I belong so without further Ado— Erv Philips (@Ambition1_) September 1, 2013
Phillips is the twelfth member of Syracuse's class of 2014 (if you include Wayne Williams), and the second potential running back along with Naesean Howard. Other members of the class got in on the celebration on Twitter after Erv sent his tweet.
@Ambition1_ congratulations bruh! Time to win some bowls together🏆🏈🍊— NAESEAN H. (@NaesHoward5) September 1, 2013
@Ambition1_ this party just getting started!!— Aj Long#⃣3⃣ (@Aj_Long3) September 1, 2013
Phillips is a three-star prospect according to 247sports, and has not been ranked by Scout or Rivals. He also holds a Temple offer, and has interest from Rutgers, UConn, BC, Pitt, and Maryland, among others.
As a junior, Phillips rushed for 1,030 yards and 22 touchdowns, leading West Haven to an 8-2 record and trip to the Connecticut LL Playoff quarterfinals.
Ervin Philips Junior Highlight tape (via Qusaan Hoskie)