Cornerback Brandon Phelps for Damascus High School (Damascus, Mary.) just finished his junior year…
Phelps Visits Cavs Tomorrow
Brandon Phelps, the 6-foot, 175-pound three-star wide receiver from Damascus, Md., plans to make a decision before the start of his senior season, but thus far he says he is "still open." Phelps, ranked as the No. 59 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, says he has 21 scholarship offers, including Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, Duke, Penn State, LSU, Ohio State, Nebraska, Connecticut, Michigan, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Illinois, Wisconsin and several others. "I'm trying to stay open until I can visit some more schools," Phelps said. "I'll take some trips this summer. The only school I know I'm visiting for sure is Virginia." He's visiting the Cavs on Friday, June 18. "Virginia is the sentimental favorite," he said. "My dad (Gary Phelps) played there and my mom went there too. Most of my family lives in Virginia, so they'd all be able to come out and see me play. It would be cool to keep the Phelps tradition at Virginia going." Besides his family ties to the Cavs, Phelps says he's also excited about Virginia's new coaching staff. "They weren't' very good last year," he said. "But I think coach Mike London and his staff are rebuilding and I think they'll have a much better season." Phelps attended the Cavs spring game as well. "They looked pretty good," he said. "It's getting better over there." He also attended the Penn State spring game and says he was blown away by the Nittany Lions atmosphere. "It was amazing," he said. "It was nearly full. I can just imagine how incredible it is when they play a real game." Phelps' most recent offer came from Alabama about a month ago. "Getting an offer from the national champions is very exciting," he said. "I'd love to play in the SEC and be part of that tradition. It's good to know they think I can compete against the best." He says he's also getting serious interest from Florida, Oklahoma and Miami, but none have offered him yet. Phelps says that all schools are recruiting him equally hard. "I want to meet the coaches and start building our relationship," he said. "I hope to talk to some players and see what they like and don't like and just get a good feel for everything." Phelps will not be going to any camps this summer. He reports a 3.1 core GPA and took the SAT for the first time on June 5.
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