The Hurry Up: Clark Phillips III is Very Interested in Ohio State, Kendall Milton to Visit Columbus in April

By Taylor Lehman on March 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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The Hurry Up is your nightly dose of updates from the Ohio State football recruiting trail, keeping tabs on the latest from commits and targets from around the country.

Clark Phillips is High on Ohio State

Four-star California cornerback Clark Phillips III said he is very high on Ohio State and hopes to make his official visits before his next football season, when he will look to commit to a program.

The No. 3 cornerback in the 2020 class received his Ohio State offer on Jan 24 and has since earned offers from Texas, Michigan, Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina. Ohio State will likely be among his official visits throughout the spring and summer.

“I am really serious about understanding my options before just committing,” Phillips said. “I think I have a good feeling for what I’m looking for, and when I see it, I will know it.”

Phillips has developed a good relationship with Ohio State secondary coach Jeff Hafley and has also been in contact with Ryan Day. One of Phillips’ most significant measures for a program he wants to pay for is how it plans ot use him in the secondary, and while not providing specifics, Phillips said Hafley has piqued his interest.

“It’s a combination of coaching, level of ball and possible fit based on what Coach Hafley think about my game,” Phillips said. “It has me interested in learning more.”

As a sophomore and junior at La Habra High School, Phillips intercepted nine passes and made 44 tackles. The high school junior said he takes pride in being both a coverage corner and a tackler on the outside.

With Ohio State being one of the schools considered for Arizona five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo, Phillips adds another option from the West for the Buckeyes,, who didn’t add any cornerbacks in the 2019 class.

Ohio State will have to battle West Coast schools for both prospects, though. Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon are all schools being strongly considered by Phillips in particular.

Kendall Milton Will Visit Columbus

The No. 2 running back in the 2020 class, Kendall Milton, out of Clovis, California, announced that he will visit Ohio State on April 5. The five-star tailback named Ohio State in his top-10 in the summer of 2018 and has been on campus a couple of times.

Milton is the No. 22 player overall in his class and scored 23 rushing touchdowns as a sophomore in 2017. Milton is one of the few top running backs that share mutual interest with Ohio State, while the Buckeyes are looking to add at least two in the current recruiting class.

Gee Scott, Jr. to Play in All-American Bowl

For the second consecutive year, Ohio State will have a wide receiver commit on the  All-American Bowl roster. Last season, it was Garrett Wilson playing for the West, and this season, four-star Washington wideout and Ohio State commit Gee Scott, Jr. announced that he will be playing in the All-American Bowl in January 2020.

Scott has been playing much of the first part of spring with Ford Sports Performance’s 7v7 team, which won the Las Vegas Pylon 7v7 Tournament in February. Four-star 2020 South Carolina commit Issiah Walker, who has an offer from Ohio State and is looking elsewhere in recruiting, was also invited to the All-American Bowl Game.    

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