Last week, Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, who used to be the head coach at Kentucky just a few years ago, resigned from his position after it was reported that he’d been in contact with a potential recruit during a dead period. It was later revealed by Yahoo Sports that Phillips had been photographed during the transgression by someone with connections to Miami’s program. Now, we’re learning of some unintended consequences regarding the whole situation.
According to Luther Campbell, former member of 2 Live Crew and current defensive coordinator at Norland High School in Florida, some high schools in the state are banning Miami’s staff from visiting their campuses. Campbell writes a column for the Miami New Times.
“University of Florida coaches are accusing two Miami assistants of taking the incriminating pictures. Both universities are not commenting on the matter. However, head coaches at several high schools around the state have decided to ban Miami coaches from coming on their campuses.”
There is still a lot we don’t know (and may never know) about this story, and Campbell is the only person to make this claim. But it’d be unfortunate if current high school football players in Florida weren’t able to look at a program like Miami because of what’s happened here.