Schools interested in Phipps
Chris Phipps
Chris Phipps
Regional Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 10, 2013
Michael B. Clark


SWANSBORO, N.C -- Swansboro’s varsity football team is off to a 3-0 start and senior quarterback/safety Chris Phipps has played a major role in his team’s success. He spoke with FOX Sports Next about the latest developments in his recruitment.

“I’m mainly hearing from Division I-AA and Division II schools,” said Chris Phipps. “Delaware, North Carolina A&T, UNC-Charlotte, Campbell, Appalachian State and UNC-Pembroke have all been sending me mail."

“I've also talked to a few Division I schools – N.C. State, ECU and UNC. I’m still waiting on my first offer, though.”

Phipps knows his what he does well on the football field, but is also working hard to improve.

“I think the strength of my game is hitting,” said the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Phipps. “In the offseason, I worked on my quarterback skills because I knew I had to get the ball in (Penn State commit) De’Andre’s (Thompkins) hands.”

Phipps would like to go visit some schools in the near future.

“ECU, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Pembroke have all said they want me to come see games this fall,” he said.

He knows what he is looking for at the next level.

“I’m looking for a school that can teach me how to be good at my position,” Phipps said. “Also, a school that will help me stay on top of my grades because it’s grades first and football second.”

The Swansboro standout is hoping to make his college decision sooner than later.

“Hopefully, if I get some offers, I can make my decision sometime in October,” he said.

While recruiting is important, Phipps is focused on his senior season.

“Our main goal is to get to the playoffs,” he said. “We just need to keep our heads straight and play as a team.”

In his first three games this season, Phipps has rushed for 255 yards and four touchdowns and thrown for 410 yards and five touchdowns on offense. Defensively, he has 15 tackles and a sack.

Swansboro continues their season on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest Onslow.

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