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USC coaches recruiting Phillips to play offense and defense

USC coaches recruiting Phillips to play offense and defense

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While he’s still young, cornerback Clark Phillips has long been a name to know for fans of high school football.

The rising senior from La Habra HS has collected an impressive list of 36 scholarship offers over the years. That list includes scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame. 

Because of that, he’s used to reporters and fans asking him plenty of questions about which school he wants to attend. And since he lives in Southern California, he’s also used to questions about why the USC Trojans haven’t yet offered him a scholarship.

As of Thursday afternoon, he no longer has to answer those questions about USC. The Trojan coaching staff finally pulled the trigger and offered a scholarship.

“(I’m) really excited about their interest in me as a player,” Phillips told USC247.com. “(It) means a lot to my family and this is huge because it’s my home school.”

It’s also huge for Phillips because it seems that USC likes him enough to consider using him at multiple positions.

“(I) had a great conversation with Coach (Clay) Helton,” Phillips said. “(It) seems as if he likes me as more than just a corner. He likes my style of play on both sides of the ball.”

If Phillips does get that chance, he could become the first player at USC to have a significant role playing both offense and defense since Adoree’ Jackson left for the NFL following the 2016 season.

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