We continue to go through the committed recruits over at Alligator Army. This time around, I profile Venice (Venice, FL) defensive tackle Dante Phillips.
Phillips is a powerful, but slim defensive tackle who despite his commitment to Florida has mentioned that he will take additional visits. Schools involved include Alabama, Auburn, LSU, USC, and USF. Although he remains solid to the Gators, he will look around.
At 6’6″, 268 pounds, Phillips needs to add bulk (who doesn’t?) to compete successfully at the next level. In high school, he uses his strength to push opposing blockers into the backfield. While this works for him now, he’ll have a difficult road ahead at his current size. Regardless, Phillips is quick off the snap and has good recognition skills when it comes to knowing where the play is headed.
Expect former Venice players and current Gators Trey Burton and little brother Clay Burton to remain in Phillips’ ear right up until national signing day.