Florida State University expects any and all transcript issues involving transfer linebacker Lorenzo Phillips to be resolved in time for him to be able to practice with the team Monday. Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel reported the story.
A former four-star recruit out of Louisiana’s Patterson High School, Phillips spent two seasons at LSU before opting to leave in 2013. He spent a year at East Mississippi Community College before committing to Florida State, and it is the fact that his transcript from EMCC has yet to be filed that is keeping him off the field. Yet, Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher did not appear overly concerned when speaking to Sonnone.
“It’s all logistics, but we know what the grade is and everything else,” Fisher said.
Phillips is a versatile and athletic linebacker who can play multiple positions on the field, from edge rusher to inside linebacker. Given how FSU will need depth at the position this year, what with Reggie Northrup entering his final season, Phillips could be in a position to score some significant playing time if he is able to shine in practice.
But so long as he is ready to play come September 5, when FSU opens the season against the Sun Belt’s Texas State Bobcats at Doak Campbell Stadium, that should be enough for both the university and the coaching staff.
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