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UNDER THE RADAR: Ft. Smith Northside’s Ezra Phillips

Fort Smith Northside wide receiver Ezra Phillips holds the ball over the goaline at practice on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023 at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith. The Grizzlies open the season at Fort Smith Southside on Aug. 25. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for today's photo gallery. (
River Valley Democrat-Gazette/Caleb Grieger)
Fort Smith Northside wide receiver Ezra Phillips holds the ball over the goaline at practice on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023 at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith. The Grizzlies open the season at Fort Smith Southside on Aug. 25. Visit nwaonline.com/photo for today's photo gallery. ( River Valley Democrat-Gazette/Caleb Grieger)

On Wednesdays we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Ft. Smith Northside’s Ezra Phillips. 

Class: 2024 

Position: Athlete

Size: 5-10, 180 pounds 

Stats: as a senior, 60 receptions for 738 yards and 7 touchdowns

Interest: NW Missouri, Pitt State and others 

Coach Felix Curry: 

"Ezra Phillips is a coach’s dream. He’s tough as nails, as sure handed catching the ball as we have had, a sure tackler, he’s strong, fast, and has great feet. He plays both sides of the ball wide receiver and defensive back. High character, and an Honor Society inductee. He’s the first to get to practice and the last to leave. He’s truly a player that loves the game. He’s a fierce competitor. He’s one of the best overall players that we’ve had at Northside High School in years.” 

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