Former No. 1 Recruit Jaelan Phillips Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgJaelan Philips chases down the quarterback.PASADENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 01: Desmond Ridder #9 of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs from Jaelan Phillips #15 of the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl on September 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)A former No. 1 overall recruit announced his decision to transfer earlier this year. Now he knows where he wants to finish his collegiate football career.Former five-star recruit Jaelan Phillips announced his plans to move on from the UCLA football program after two seasons with the team. It didn’t take him long to find a new program.Phillips took to Twitter on Thursday night to announce he’s taking his talents to Miami. In late January, Phillips took a visit to Miami. Manny Diaz and the Hurricanes emerged as the heavy favorite to land the former top recruit after he teased college football fans with a simple “TNM” tweet.“TNM” is short for “The New Miami,” which new Miami recruits have been using as a way to build up the program. He made the move official on Thursday night.The Wait is Over…Officially a HURRICANE 🙌🏽⛓🌴 I can’t wait to get to work, #TNM is going to be a problem for the opposition 🤞🏽💯 Thank you God for giving me a second chance 🙏🏾 the COMEBACK is going to be something serious— Jaelan Phillips ;🕴🏾® (@JJPhillips15) February 22, 2019The former five-star recruit joins Chigozie Nnoruka, Phillips’ teammate at UCLA recently announced his transfer to Miami in January.Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell also took his talents to South Beach after Georgia quarterback Justin Fields transferred to play for the Buckeyes.New head coach Manny Diaz is off to a hot start in his inaugural season with the Hurricanes.Phillips played just four games in 2018 and could be immediately eligible for 2019.last_img

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