As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line.
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At KPGFootball we have known Seth Phillips for quite a few years. He played on William Long’s baseball all-star team out at the Clarksville National ballpark back in the day and he also played junior pro football in the Clarksville system. He’s a nice, well spoken kid from a really nice family, but truthfully, we have always seen a mean streak in him.
Well, what we noticed back in the little league baseball and football games has blossomed as he has gained both accomplishment and notoriety on the football field. This Class of 2020, 6-1, 185-pounder, doubled for the Wildcats as both a middle linebacker and a fullback. His play was special on both sides of the ball as his Junior Year highlights well display.
First, on defense, Phillips is a real down-hiller in that he exploded up through the hole and met ball carriers quickly, violently, and before he had much of an opportunity to build-up any sort of momentum. We noticed he took good angles in pursuit and pursued both vertically and laterally well while displaying both a penchant and ability for making plays in space. Phillips collects and sinks well before exploding up and through a target in tackling him. We noticed his leaving his tackling target pointed back toward the direction from which he had come. This kid spends very little time on his back either on offense or defense.
Offensively, Phillips is really quick to the second level, waisting no time dancing around a backfield or trying to run east/west. He is a north/south guy who appears to have good separation speed once he breaks through to the defense’s second or third levels. He’s a quick-hitting, home-run-big-play threat aligned as the single-back in Clarksville’s spread who, we would guess, could play tailback or fullback in the I-formation at the next level or even be a featured back in a spread-attack. Clarksville aligned Phillips, in the highlights we watched, as the lone-back on occasion and fed him the football with success. Phillips is a devastating lead-blocker and equally devastating when left back in protection.
Overall, we would say Seth Phillips hasn’t changed very much from when we knew him back in the day. He’s still a consummate tough-guy who’s going to greatly benefit any athletic team on which he decides to play. He still has a mean-streak and it is still serving him well, from what KPGFootball can tell.
Congratulations to Seth Phillips for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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