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Edmond Santa Fe's Phillip Sumpter commits to Memphis

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm •  Published: December 3, 2012
Edmond Santa Fe's Phillip Sumpter runs past Lawton's Taylor Wattenberger for a touchdown during their high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, October 11, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Edmond Santa Fe's Phillip Sumpter runs past Lawton's Taylor Wattenberger for a touchdown during their high school football game at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Thursday, October 11, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Edmond Santa Fe running back/defensive back Phillip Sumpter announced on Twitter that he verbally committed to Memphis on Monday.

Sumpter is the third state player, along with Sequoyah-Tahlequah quarterback Brayden Scott and Ringling linebacker Jackson Dillon, to commit to the Tigers, who are coached by Oklahoma native Justin Fuente.

Sumpter is targeted as a safety in the Memphis system, though he played both sides of the ball for Santa Fe. He averaged 6.3 yards on 45 rushing attempts with 287 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, he had 123 tackles, four sacks and an interception.

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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