Alabama football legacy receives basketball scholarship offer from Nate Oats
A 6-foot-8, 200-pounder with a well-known family connection to Alabama sports has received a basketball scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide.
Cade Phillips, the son of former QB John David Phillips and women’s basketball player/Homecoming queen Reagan (Croyle) Phillips, which makes him Brodie Croyle’s nephew, has received a reported three offers, including from Middle Tennessee State and Tulane. The Class of 2023 prospect is from Rainbow City, Alabama (Westbrook Christian School). His long list of connections to Alabama includes his grandfather is John Croyle, a former defensive lineman for the Tide. He does not yet have a ranking from 247Sports.
The Crimson Tide don’t have any known commitments in the classes of 2022 or 2023, but the 2021 class was No. 2 in the SEC, and No. 17 in America, according to 247Sports.
The Gadsden Times, which reported Phillips also has an offer from UNC Greensboro, noted in a recent story that although he played football in high school, he loves basketball.
“My dad has always preached to me to do whatever God tells you to do,” Phillips said. “Right now I think it’s basketball.”
Through seven games this season, Phillips was averaging 18.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.4 steals, the Times reported.
“Basketball has always been my first love,” Phillips said. “I’ve been playing it since I was a kid. But also I love football. I love the physicality. I think they build off of each other: the footwork of basketball and the physicality of football.”
— Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) January 9, 2021
— Cade Phillips (@CadePhillips16) January 9, 2021