April 23, 2007
Kingsport's Phillips Getting Noticed
East Tennessee hasn't exactly been known as the cradle of college quarterbacks or anything, but the last few years suggest that perception isn't exactly accurate. Kingsport's [db]Curt Phillips[/db] is the latest area quarterback to identify himself as a Division I prospect, with offers and interest alike starting to pile up this spring.
The Vols signed Chattanooga's [db]B.J. Coleman[/db] in last year's class, and Phillips is already generating more early buzz than Coleman did at this same stage last year.
Phillips (6-foot-3, 210 pounds, 4.65 40-yard dash) from Sullivan South high school, was among the numerous participants in Saturday's NIKE Camp in Athens, Ga., and he had a chance to show why many college coaches are starting to look at him as a serious target.
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