Auburn extends offer to four-star athlete Dwight Phillips Jr.

Dwight Phillips Jr. is one of the fastest high schoolers in the country and Auburn is the latest program to extend him a scholarship offer.

Phillips, who is a member of the 2024 recruiting class, stars in football and track for Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia. On the gridiron, he carried the ball 62 times for 774 yards and seven touchdowns, for an impressive 12.5 yards per carry. He added nine receptions for 245 yards and two scores, plus he returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

He was even better on the track, he won the Georgia Class 7A 100-meter state championship as only a sophomore with a blistering time of 10.43 seconds. Success on the track is a family tradition, his father, won gold at the 2004 Olympics for the long jump and won six U.S. indoor and outdoor titles.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Phillips is ranked as the No. 90 overall recruit and No. 11 athlete in the 247Sports composite ranking. He is also the No. 14 player from Georgia.

At this time Phillips likely projects best as a wide receiver at the college level but that could change as he is set to start his junior season. Regardless of position, his speed makes him a dangerous weapon who will be able to generate explosive plays. He should also add value in the return game.

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