New WR commit Josiah Phillips (Class of 2023) chooses BYU over Michigan State, Cal, and several other P5s


Josiah “JoJo” Phillips is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU football (Class of 2023).  He announced his commitment yesterday (August 21, 2022), as reported on Twitter:

Phillips is a 6-foot-5 192-pound wide receiver that preps at Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth, California), where he did not play football over his junior season, but instead focused solely on basketball. This was in-part due to a frustrating COVID-shorted sophomore season where he was only able to play six games, and in-part due to playing basketball with a very nationally visible team where he is teammates with Lebron James’s son Bronny.

Phillips is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8628), who rate him the no. 72 overall prospect from the state of California for the Class of 2023. He holds scholarship offers from Boston College, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, LSU, Michigan State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pitt, San Diego State, and Utah State.

With his decision to not-compete in football as a junior, it is remarkable how many P5 scholarship offers he holds based solely on his athleticism and performance at camps and clinics.  His scholarship offers to Oregon and LSU came after Phillips’ freshman season.  If his senior campaign is comparable it is likely he will be award a fourth star and many more scholarship offers.

Phillips is the 13th commit for BYU’s 2023 Class, and the second-highest rated just behind tight end Jackson Bowers.

Follow Phillips on Twitter @josiahphillip20 and on Instagram @jjosiahphillips.

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