Redlands East Valley junior linebacker Jaelan Phillips received two offers this week.
Phillips received an offer from both Colorado and Nebraska to compliment the offer he received this summer from Washington.
Photo courtesy of Jaelan Phillips
“It’s just really humbling and a true blessing to have the opportunity to play Division 1 football especially from such prestigious programs,” Phillips said.
While he has interest from Pac-12 programs, such as Colorado and Washington, the linebacker does have a dream school in mind that happens to be within the conference.
“I have been a lifelong UCLA fan because my dad, grandpa and grandma went there,” he explained. “But I am really open minded and just honored to get any offers.”
With the experience from last year’s CIF State Championship season, Phillips knows he still has time to improve on the fundamentals of the game.
“One of my main problems is playing to high,” he said. “I am constantly working to get lower and making sure I just play 100 percent and stay true to our defensive scheme.”