published Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Signal Mountain High School quarterback Reese Phillips commits to University of Kentucky

Signal Mountain High School quarterback Reese Phillips has ended his college search, opting to commit to the University of Kentucky.

He made the commitment Wednesday to UK coach Joker Phillips during an unofficial visit to Lexington.

“It’s pretty awesome up here. I was here 15 minutes and it was so home-like, so much like Chattanooga. It was just the people in Lexington in general. Everybody seems so nice and down to earth,” he said.

As a first-year starter at quarterback last season and playing in a Wing-T offense, Phillips threw for 1,895 yards and 21 TDs while completing 71 percent of his passes.

Phillips had offers from Memphis and MTSU and was scheduled to attend camps later this summer at Mississippi State, Alabama and Vanderbilt.

For more on this story, see Thursday‚s edition of the Times Free Press.

Contact Ward Gossett at or 423-886-4765.

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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