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2019 WR Cameron Phillips signs with Wisconsin as walk-on

The Ohio native reportedly suffered an ACL injury at IMG Academy but will be enrolling early in Madison

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2019 WR Cameron Phillips

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
WR 6'1" 183 IMG Academy (San Francisco, Calif..) Three-star; No. 88 WR in the nation

Cameron Phillips will come to Madison as one of the higher profile walk-ons, if there is such a thing, in recent memory for the Badgers.

An athletic receiver who played through his junior season at Westerville Central High School in Ohio, he transferred to IMG Academy following his junior football season. Unfortunately for Phillips, he would reportedly tore his ACL during the spring of 2018.

The Badgers had remained in touch and maintained a positive relationship with the injured pass catcher, which led to his decision to walk on with Wisconsin.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .8701; No. 658 player. No. 88 WR; No. 86 FL

247Sports: Three stars; Grade: 87; No. 665 player; No. 89 WR; No. 76 FL

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 76; No. 95 ATH; No. 470 Regional; No. 156 FL

Rivals: Three stars; 5.6 rating

Verbally committed on December 1, 2018

In what was a bit of an unforeseen commitment, Phillips pledged his talents to the Badgers on Saturday, Dec. 1. Phillips, who appeared to be a priority target for Wisconsin a year or so ago, clearly felt strongly enough about the prep receiver to accept him as a preferred walk on.

According to 247Sports Phillips held offers from Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Rutgers, and Minnesota, among others, prior to his injury this past spring.

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Bio (courtesy of

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN and Rivals … wide receiver MVP of 2017 The Opening Cleveland Regional … played first three seasons at Westerville (Ohio) Central, playing wide receiver, defensive back and punt returner … missed senior season at IMG Academy due to injury … four-year honor student … National Honor Society … coaches were Kevin Wright (IMG Academy) and John Magistro (Westerville Central)

Personal: Parents are Greg and Jamie Phillips … mother competed in track and field at Ohio … sister Brista Phillips played soccer at Illinois