Watch the nation’s No. 1 recruit Jaelan Phillips do back flip at 270 pounds

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Jaelan Phillips was ranked by recruiting sites as the nation’s No. 1 prospect in the 2017 class. The Redlands, Calif. native enrolled early at UCLA and has wasted little time turning heads there.

Phillips is almost 6-6 and his weight is up to 270 pounds–which is about 20 pounds bigger than many had him listed in the recruiting process.

Teammates and staffers have marveled at his athleticism and his uncanny ability to change direction — especially for such a big man.

Here’s a good example of Phillips’ Freaky athleticism: