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Andru Phillips Scouting Report: ‘Sticky on routes’



Andru Phillips Scouting Report: ‘Sticky on routes’

2023: Career-high 47 tackles in 12 starts

2022: 31 tackles, 5 PBU in 13 games

2021: Played in 9 games as a reserve.

2020: Redshirted. Played in 4 games as a reserve.

High School: 3-star recruit. 5A 1st-Team All-State. 2-time All-State in the triple jump. Won 2019 spring state title in the triple jump.

Misc: Nickname is “Dru,” first name is Andru. Father, Carlos, played LB at Kentucky. Describes his play on the field as “explosive.” Pretended to be Tyrann Mathieu as a kid.

  • Sticky on routes
  • Backpedal is low and balanced for quicker reaction time.
  • Quick feet and easy hips to hit lateral transitions fairly smoothly.
  • Pounces quickly on top of the catch from zone or off-man.
  • Opens hips with timing and stays in phase with deep routes.
  • Possesses tools to eliminate more catch opportunities with added experience.
  • Plays with the mindset of a safety when engaged in run support.
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