Even the teams atop the recruiting rankings suffer losses in recruiting battles. Ohio State, which is currently ranked at No. 3 in 247Sports' composite rankings for 2020, saw one of their top recruits bolt on Thursday. Four-star cornerback Clark Phillips committed to Ohio State back in June, but when he signed his NLI on Thursday, it wasn't with Ohio State. He instead chose Utah.
It's a major score for the Utes, as Phillips immediately becomes the highest-rated recruit the program has had in the modern recruiting rankings era. Phillips is from La Habra, California, and is seen as a future NFL player. Here's the scouting report from 247Sports' Greg Biggins.