Former Boston College WR Shakim Phillips Leaves UConn

Jared Wickerham

Violation of team rules, or another case of a player with one foot out the door?

Connecticut wide receiver Shakim Phillips is no long part of the Huskies football program, according to an announcement by Bob Diaco on Wednesday.

No reason was provided for the dismissal, though the first year Huskies coach doesn't seem to be sweating it too much.

On Tuesday, the Herald's Adam Kurkjian reported that Phillips was at Boston College and was mulling a possible return to the Heights. It's unclear whether Phillips actually violated a team rule or if this is merely a case of a player being dismissed for having one foot out the door.

The good news is that according to Diaco, Phillips will work towards finishing up his degree by the summer. This would allow the wide receiver to use his final year of eligibility at another school this fall.

After sitting out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Phillips has spent the last two seasons at UConn. In 2012, he finished as the team's second leading receiver with 32 receptions. Last season, he missed four games due to injury, but still finished third on the team in receiving yards (406) and tied for the team lead in receiving TDs (3). The four-star receiver out of DePaul Catholic (Paterson, N.J.) was ranked as the top receiver in the state and 21st nationally; chosing Boston College over 20 other claimed offers from BCS AQ schools including Georgia, Michigan State, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The addition of Phillips would be a boon to an Eagles receiving corps light on experience and decimated by departures.

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