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Lorenzo Phillips Makes a Dozen
Lorenzo Phillips checks in at 6'2 and 205-pounds from Patterson (LA) and has decided enough was enough after a recent trip to the University of Florida on Sunday (June 12th). Phillips is a wanted man holding offers from LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska and Pittsburgh to name a few. Phillips talked to FightinGators.com to inform us of his decision moments ago. "We came late Saturday night early Sunday morning I mean we got in real late. When we got in we called coach Lewis so we could figure out where to go. Coach Lewis saw us first as we walked up and he took us around. We watched a bunch of the camp and took the tour and it was great. I met Will Muschamp and the coach Durkin so it was great. Coach Muschamp shook my hand and asked how I liked it so far and he was happy to have me and I told him before the end of the day I was going to give him my answer and he was real excited about that. All I had to do was come home and talk to my mom and it went good. When we went into the Swamp and I was blown away and then I was able to go talk to coach Muschamp some more. He was telling me he really wanted me at Florida and it wasn't just him it was all the people that I met, they all wanted me to be a Gator. I felt like coach Muschamp would take care of me and I felt at home. I actually didn't technically tell him I was going to commit. When I was walking around in the equipment room I noticed they didn't have a number 27. I told coach Muschamp to hold that number 27 and I would be calling him in a few days. When I got home all that was left to do was talk with my mom. My mom is so excited and the decision was up to me so wherever I went she is behind me and we will come back soon so she can see it and I know she will love it. After I talked to my mom I called coach Muschamp and told him I was a Gator. It went great he was asking how I was doing and I told him I talked to my mom and let's make it official I am a Gator. I am done and am not talking any more trips or anything moving forward I am a Gator. Coach Muschamp told me how excited he was and that I made a good choice so it's a done deal." Phillips talked about his game and what he brings to the table. "I feel like I play hard and I blitz all the time. When I get down there and learn more technique and how to play in the box it will be great. I want to add some weight but when I get down there I will do what I need to do to help the team." var VideoMediaID = "912321" var MediaDir = "http://video.scout.com/media/"; var VideoURL = MediaDir + "video/flv/" + parseInt( VideoMediaID / 10000 ) + "/" + VideoMediaID + ".flv"; var ImageURL = MediaDir + "video/flv/" + parseInt( VideoMediaID / 10000 ) + "/" + VideoMediaID + "t.jpg"; var so = new SWFObject ('http://cdn-cms.scout.com/swf/flvplayer.swf','mpl','440','310','2'); so.addParam ('allowscriptaccess','always'); so.addParam ('allowfullscreen','true'); so.addVariable ('height','310'); so.addVariable ('width','440'); so.addVariable ('file',VideoURL); so.addVariable ('image',ImageURL); so.addVariable ('stretching','uniform'); so.addVariable ('backcolor','0x000000'); so.addVariable ('frontcolor','0xFFFFFF'); so.addVariable ('lightcolor','0x00FF00'); so.addVariable ('screencolor','0x000000'); so.addVariable ('logo','http://media.scout.com/media/a/_network/mediaplayer/scoutTVlogo.png'); so.addVariable ('showstop','true'); so.write ('player'); Louisiana Fast Facts: The world famous "Mardi Gras" is celebrated in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is an ancient custom that originated in southern Europe. It celebrates food and fun just before the 40 days of Lent: a Catholic time of prayer and sacrifice. The Battle of New Orleans, which made Andrew Jackson a national hero, was fought two weeks after the War of 1812 had ended and more than a month before the news of the war's end had reached Louisiana. Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV. Baton Rouge hosted the 1983 Special Olympics International Summer Games at LSU. Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors. Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes. Louisiana is the only state with a large population of Cajuns, descendants of the Acadians who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s because they wouldn't pledge allegiance to the King of England. Metairie is home to the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain causeway. The causeway connects Metairie with St. Tammany Parish on the North Shore. The causeway is 24 miles long. Louisiana is the only state that still refers to the Napoleonic Code in its state law. Four Star Outside Linebacker Lorenzo Phillips.
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