Hard-hitting linebacker that will make an impact for the Tigers in 2018 … Showed a great deal of promise as a true freshman, playing in 12 games … Learning from one of the best inside linebackers in Devin White, who serves as a mentor to LSU’s group of young linebackers.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Totaled 18 tackles in 12 games played … Also recorded a half sack, quarterback hurry and PBU … Finished with a career-high six tackles at Ole Miss … Had four tackles at Tennessee and three tackles against Syracuse … Also recorded at least one tackle against BYU, Chattanooga, Florida and in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame.
One of the nation's top inside linebackers by 247Sports, Scout and Rivals ... Rated as a five-star recruit according to Rivals and four-star player by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports ... Ranked in the state of Tennessee as the No. 3 player by Rivals and No. 4 by 247Sports ... Nationally ranked as No. 29 by Rivals and No. 46 by 247Sports ... Surpassed 200 career tackles through two seasons of varsity football at East Nashville Magnet High School ... Averaged 12.3 tackles per game in 2016 and finished as the team leader in tackles for loss with seven ... Returned an interception and fumble for a touchdown in the same game during his senior season ... For his career, finished with four interceptions and a fumble recovery in 20 games ... Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Earned Tennessee's Mr. Football Award in Class 3A to wrap up his high school career ... Coached by Brian Waite.
Parents are Tami and Derrick Phillips ... Has one older brother, Joshua Phillips ... Born April 1, 1999 ... Majoring in business administration.
JACOB PHILLIPS' CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 at Ole Miss, Oct 21, 2017
Tackles for loss: 0.5 at Ole Miss, Oct 21, 2017