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Kansas Lands Colorado State Transfer DL Devin Phillips

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Kansas is set to lose its top three contributors at defensive tackle after the 2022 season comes to an end, so filling that lost production was one of the Jayhawks’ top priorities this offseason.

With that being said, it didn’t take long for Lance Leipold and company to start bringing in some help as the Jayhawks landed a commitment from Colorado State defensive tackle Devin Phillips.


The 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive tackle entered the transfer portal after spending five seasons with Colorado State and will immediately bolster the Jayhawks’ interior in 2023. With just one year of eligibility remaining, Phillips will be a one-and-done guy in Lawrence but will be a vital part of what KU tries to do defensively in 2023.

In 2022, Phillips had his most productive season, when he recorded 33 tackles and 2.5 sacks. During his time with the Rams, Phillips totaled 101 tackles, seven sacks, one forced fumble, and three passes defended.

Phillips is listed as a top-10 transfer defensive lineman (including edge players) in the transfer portal and is the No. 5 interior defensive lineman in the portal. At this point in time, KU holds the No. 22 transfer class in the country and will hope to build on that even more in the near future.

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