Tag:Phillip Amone
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:50 am

10/14 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Mike Sherman finally breaks his silence on Texas A&M's move to the SEC and discusses the impact on recruiting.

Minnesota is the first offer for defensive end Corey Vereen.

Several top 2013 recruits in Georgia are playing at the Rising Seniors Bowl, including Robert Nkemdiche and UGA commit Brice Ramsey.

Junior quarterback Tyrone Swoops holds offers from Texas and Stanford, with Notre Dame about to offer shortly.

Arkansas coaches are hitting the road to recruit with the team on a bye week.

Tough news for BYU commit Phillip Amone, who is out for the year with a torn ACL.

Michigan State is using the Michigan game to host several top juniors.

Safety Leo Thomas decommited from Arizona following Mike Stoops' firing.

LSU has a huge edge recruiting in-state talent.
Posted on: June 4, 2011 12:39 am

Amone headed to BYU after mission

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Proving once again that the BYU brand is strong as they enter their first year of football independence, the Cougars received the verbal commitment of Orlando (Fla.) linebacker Phillip Amone Friday night after the talented player took an unofficial visit to see the school in Provo this week.

“I committed to BYU and I feel good about it,” Amone told The Orlando Sentinel. “We liked it a lot and so I committed. Me and my dad are up here and took the tour and everything. My dad liked it a lot."

Amone has several ties to the school, including family in Utah and being a member of the Mormon faith. In an interesting twist, he will graduate early from high school in December and then go straight to a mission, playing football for the school in two years upon its completion.

"BYU really supports [the mission] and that was a pretty big factor," Amone said. "So once I turn 19 next year, I'll be able to go on the mission. You don’t find out where until you put in what’s called “The Papers” and you turn in your qualifications and they call on you … could be anywhere in the world."

The 6-foot, 190-pound junior racked up 128 tackles last season for Orlando area powerhouse Dr. Phillips. Amone's verbal commitment is non-binding and he will be allowed to choose any school upon returning from his mission but it sounds as though that's not in the cards after making his commitment.
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