By LARRY VAUGHT
Maybe Reese Phillips has not received the hype or attention that in-state quarterbacks Patrick Towles and Drew Barker have in recent weeks. But not only is he talented, he’s also a terrific youngster.
Just check out how he answered these questions after the Blue-White Game:
On the other guys: “Oh, we’ve all gotten a lot better. Pat’s gotten better. Drew, he’s done a lot of good things. I’ve done a lot of good things. So I feel bad for the coaches, because we’ve all done a lot of really good things and a lot of our mistakes are the exact same mistakes, so …”
On his strengths: “My decision-making. I don’t make a lot of mistakes. I think I’ve had a real solid, consistent spring, and I think that’s what you want from a quarterback.”
On the competition: “It’s a friendly competition. We’re all friends. We’re real good friends, actually. We talk out struggles we’re having during practice. We’ll talk out what we need to do and stuff like that.”
On how easily Barker blended in: “Very easily. Very easily. Pat and Drew are from the same area. But my roommate, Cameron Fogle, that’s like his best friend. So I hung around Drew before he got here, and it was an easy transition.”
On what the spring has been like for Maxwell Smith: “He’s been positive. He’s one of my good friends, so he’s helped me a lot. He’s helped us all a lot. He’s (in) kind of a coaching-type of role. He’s embraced it.”