Utah is the beneficiary of another early signing period flip.
Clark Phillips has decommitted from Ohio State and will sign with the Utes, on the heels of his official visit to Salt Lake City on Dec. 14.
The three-phase phenom from La Habra (Calif.) High brings an explosiveness that has been turning heads. Cornerback Clark Phillips (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) is a threat to crib it every time he gets his hands on the ball. Offense, defense, special teams; he can do it all. Clark has a proven ability to cover some of the fastest receivers in the country. Playing a fierce schedule headlined by Mission Viejo, Clark was consistent in his defensive coverage, playmaking, and tackling, as well as shining with these offensive stats from his junior year.
- Receiving Yards - 1,210
- Receptions - 54
- TD's - 19
In addition to being a gifted cornerback, he's got the type of YAC ability that makes him a threat any time he touches the ball on offense or defense. When he's totin' the rock, you can see his eyes are 2 steps ahead of his feet. He's got a plan based on any type of tackle the defender tries and can zoom through any lane that opens.
Impressive work ethic and outstanding drive to succeed in not only football but in all his goals, magnetize college recruiters to him. Clark is not only a special football talent, he's got a solid head on his shoulders too which will bode him well in the chaotic and tempting world of Division 1 CFB.
John Garcia Jr., Director of SI All American likes him at nickel back. "He can come into Utah and steady the interior of their pass defense, as well as provide a boost in the return game, both punt and kick." -Garcia Jr.
Brandon Huffman (24/7 National Recruiting Analyst) talks with SIAA's John Garcia Jr. on National Early Signing Day about Clark's (then) potential Flip: