Rookie OL Aubrey Phillips has reportedly put Tallahassee in his rearview mirror -- before ever putting on the Garnet & Gold
Phillips was the Noles top rated OL recruit (Rivals 4-Star), not that stars matter a toot to Rick Trickett. But then Trickett never had a chance to singe Phillips' eyebrows with his blowtorch bellowing.
Maybe that's what Phillips feared and why he bolted. Or maybe the big kid from Mississippi was just homesick for Mama's cornbread. And once he's wolfed down a pan full, his parents will remind him of the value of his word on a letter of commitment.
Whatever happens with Phillips, there's an even bigger catch out there. That's Damien Robinson in the picture above (on the left), a 6-foot-8, 330 pound OL at Phillips' alma mater, Olive Branch High School. FSU has offered Robinson, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. But so have about 20 other schools so far.
Robinson's not only got the size and quickness (a Scout analyst said he moves like he's 250 or 260 lbs.), he's also got the brains. His goal is to study law and he wants to be a prosecutor. Really.
Ever heard a giant-among-men bluechip O-lineman utter these words? "My education comes first. Location doesn't matter. I guess the athletic program would come second, and then the coaching staff would be third."
Note to Jimbo Fisher: Time to dust off that persuasive academics-first pitch FSU used to land Myron Rolle.