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Lufkin’s Dhailon Phillips Offered By Lamar

Lufkin receiver Dhailon Phillips picked up an offer from Lamar on Saturday.
Lufkin receiver Dhailon Phillips picked up an offer from Lamar on Saturday.

Lufkin receiver Dhailon Phillips picked up a Division I FCS scholarship offer from a program located in southeast Texas.

Phillips (6-3, 195) announced the news of an offer from Lamar via Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

For the Panthers’ star wideout, Lamar became the third Southland Conference member to join the pursuit. Phillips also holds offers from McNeese State and Stephen F. Austin in addition to an FBS opportunity from Texas State.

Lamar, which resurrected its football program in 2010 following a 20-year hiatus, has reached out to several East Texas prospects in the 2017 class of late, including Phillips’ teammate — QB/ATH Kordell Rodgers.

The Cardinals are coached by Ray Woodard and finished 5-6 last season.

Phillips had a standout junior season for Lufkin, finishing with 43 catches for 675 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games. The Panthers went 7-4, advancing to the Class 5A Division I bi-district round of the playoffs.

Lufkin will be a member of District 12-6A this fall along with Beaumont West Brook, Conroe, Conroe Oak Ridge, Montgomery, The Woodlands, and The Woodlands College Park.

Phillips, like all 2017 recruits, can officially sign with the school of their choosing on Feb. 1, 2017.

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