Junior College: Three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals and 247Sports ... Ranked the No. 12 junior college outside linebacker by ESPN.com and No. 13 by 247sports ... Played in eight games in 2013 totaling 50 tackles, eight TFLs, four sacks, three pass break-ups, one interception returned for a touchdown and one fumble recovery.
High School: A high school senior in 2011, he originally signed with Cincinnati when current Illini defensive coordinator Tim Banks was the DC for the Bearcats ... Helped lead Miami Central to 2010 Florida Class 6A state championship with a 14-1 record ... Had three tackles and a sack in the championship game. Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1992 ... Son of Carroll Phillips and Ta-Taneisha Brown ... Has three brothers and one sister ... Cousin is rapper Luther Campbell ... Says his favorite athlete is Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and Miami native Sean Spence ... Enrolled in the general curriculum.
Updated July 2014