|Hometown:||Royse City, Texas|
|High School:||Royse City HS|
2011- Phillips appeared in all 10 games for MSSU, starting 6, where he totaled 31 tackles (21 solo), 15.5 for loss, 6 sacks, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble. Had a season-high 8 tackles, including 5.0 for loss (24 yards) and 3 sacks in a 24-17 win over Truman State.
Prior To Southern - Phillips played for coach Greg Strahm at Royse City HS where he was a first-team All-District selection at outside linebacker … he led his district in sacks and was a team captain en route to a Wendy's Heisman Award in his senior season … undecided on his future major at Southern, Phillips is the son of Peter and Rhonda Black.