Perhaps the most consistently impressive defensive lineman at the Los Angeles stop of the Rivals Three Stripe Camps presented by Adidas, was three-star Bishop Gorman defensive end Adam Plant.
Plant has just three offers, but they are a strong trio to be starting out with. USC, where plant visited just before the Rivals Camp, as well as Arizona and Penn State. He has recently been to Arizona as well, but hopes to make it out to State College for the Nittany Lions spring game on April 22.
“I’ve been there a handful of times,” he said of USC. “It’s always good to come back; it’s a fresh feeling. I was the to see one of the spring practices and I got to see a couple of the players and meet with the coaches again.”
Strongside defensive end
USC was Plant’s first offer, so the relationship with the Trojans seems to run a little deeper than it does with the others.
“This was one of the first times that I have seen them practice live before, so that was pretty cool,” he said. “I see that SC is headed back to a national championship run. I feel like they’re getting back to being a top-tier team and it would be great to be part of a team like that.”
IN HIS WORDS
“Arizona is still one of my top-tier schools too,” he said. “Coach (Rich) Rodriguez, Coach Vince Amey, they’re all great. My first time going to Tuscon, Arizona, was in the end of March and it was good getting to see the campus for the first time.
“They just have a great facility and the area is beautiful,” he added. “The coaching staff is really family-based and relationship-oriented, so that was good to see.”
On Penn State
“I plan to take a visit in the next few weeks,” he said. “That’s a great school. For them to take the time out to offer me and have interest in me, that’s just a huge blessing.”
“Coach Sean Spencer DM’d me on Twitter,” he said. “He wanted to get my information, he said they watched my film and loved what they saw, and they gave me the call - they offered me.”
Plant still has plenty more planned for the rest of summer, and hopes to make visits to Boise State, California and Utah. The three others discussed certainly have given themselves a leg-up in his recruitment, but Plant doesn’t seem close to making a big decision anytime soon.
“I plan to take as many officials as I can, make as many visits as I can, try to get as many offers as possible,” he said. “When the time is right I’ll be able to commit.”