Jacob Phillips, a 4-star inside linebacker from Nashville, Tenn., has narrowed his list of schools to five finalists, including two perennial powers in the SEC.
Woody Wommack of Rivals.com reported Phillips has trimmed down to Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon and has set official visits with each school.
— Woody Wommack (@RivalsWoody) July 21, 2016
The team at 247Sports Composite has ranked Phillips the 10th best inside linebacker in the nation and the ninth best recruit in the 2017 class from the state of Tennessee.
It figures to be a busy first half of the season for Phillips, who has scheduled all his visits to the five finalists by the first week in October. He is scheduled to visit Alabama in September, likely for the Kent State game. He will visit LSU on Oct. 1 when the Tigers host Missouri.