Phillips’ coach, Elijah Brooks, confirmed the commitment on Twitter Wednesday evening.
Congrats to WR Cameron Phillips committing to Virginia Tech #OneDeMatha— Elijah Brooks (@DMCoachBrooks) July 31, 2013
The 6-foot, 178-pound receiver picked the Hokies after narrowing his list to Rutgers, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. 247 Sports lists him as a four-star recruit and No. 42 receiver nationally. Rivals has him as a three-star prospect and the No. 55 receiver.
Phillips caught 34 passes for 632 yards and eight touchdowns to help lead DeMatha to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title game last fall.
He’s the first commitment secured by new Hokies receivers coach Aaron Moorehead.
Phillips is the 16th commitment in the class. Commitments are non-binding until February. Here’s an updated list:
- WR Jaylen Bradshaw, 6-0, 175, Chesapeake (Oscar Smith)
- TE Xavier Burke, 6-3, 247, Lawrenceville (Brunswick)
- DB Terrell Edmunds, 6-1, 180, Danville (Dan River)
- QB Andrew Ford, 6-3, 180, Camp Hill, Pa. (Cedar Cliff)
- OL Eric Gallo, 6-2, 275, Holland, Pa. (Council Rock South)
- DB Javon Harrison, 6-2, 190, Lakeland, Fla. (Kathleen)
- ATH Travon McMillian, 6-0, 196, Woodbridge (C.D. Hylton)
- DE Vincent Mihota, 6-4, 240, Fredericksburg (Massaponax)
- OL Billy Ray Mitchell, 6-3, 288, Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic)
- DB Shawn Payne, 6-2, 180, Chesterfield (L.C. Bird)
- OL Colt Pettit, 6-4, 260, Deshler, Ohio (Patrick Henry)
- WR Cameron Phillips, 6-0, 178, Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha Catholic)
- DB C.J. Reavis, 6-0, 199, Chester (Thomas Dale)
- OL Tyrell Smith, 6-5, 250, Ramsey, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep)
- OT Brady Taylor, 6-5, 275, Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Ready)
- RB Marshawn Williams, 5-11, 200, Hampton (Hampton)