Phillips 2018 OLB/RB Craig Elmore (brother of Western Michigan commit Chris Elmore) is having a great junior season and is starting to receive interest from D1 schools. We talked programs he’s been in touch with, his offseason work with HEROH and how he a leads on and off the field.
You can find Craig on Twitter @CraigElmore_25.
Wt: 205 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: On or off the practice field, what are you doing to take your game to the next level?
CE: Off the field I watch film on opposing teams that we have for the week. On the field I ask coaches to evaluate my practice to tell me how I did and what I can improve on. I also do off-season training with a local team called HEROH, started by Chris James.
LPI: You guys are doing very well so far at 12-0 and are now in the class 4A state semifinals. You guys are also looking to repeat at state champions. Without giving away too much, what are you guys going to do to get back to Champaign?
CE: We mainly focus on the task at hand. We try not to think so far into the future and take it one step at a time.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but are trying to prove to college coaches that you have what it takes to play college ball. What are your greatest strengths or what can you bring to the table for a college football program?
CE: Hard work, dedication, and respect is something that follows me. I will do everything in my power that the coaches ask.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
CE: There is only one school that is showing interest in me right now and that school is Purdue. I took multiple visits and I am impressed with the campus. I love being there.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
CE: My brother has committed to Western Michigan, and that is the last school I visited. He plans on going back very soon and I want to go with him.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
CE: In school, at home, and also on the field people respect and trust me. I won’t lead or tell anyone something that I won’t do. But if I see them doing wrong I check them on it. I dislike seeing the negative in people so I lead by example and show them the positive.