Oregon's Kardelle Phillips (17) runs with the ball as Stoughton's Gavin Miller (10) catches up to him in the first half of a Badger South Conference football game at Stoughton High School in Stoughton, Wis., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL


Oregon senior Kardelle Phillips announced via Twitter that he has orally committed to Ellsworth Community College for football.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Phillips was a first-team selection as a running back on the Badger South all-conference team and earned honorable-mention recognition on offense on the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.com All-Area football team.

He tweeted: “I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and football career at Ellsworth Community College. Thank you to all of my friends and family and coaches who drove me to be successful.”

The February signing period begins Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Some schools have planned signing ceremonies.

Madison Edgewood athletic director Chris Zwettler announced a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the school that will include Jack McNeil (football, preferred walk-on, Minnesota); Mark Luebke (football, Michigan Tech); and Jamila Hamdan (women’s soccer, University of Wisconsin). Also, it was announced Monica Quinones of Edgewood is committed to Nebraska for track and field.

Waunakee activities director Aaron May announced a ceremony at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday at the school that will include Javian Dayne (football, Boston College) and Riley Zuhde (football, Augustana).


Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.