The Arizona Wildcats have been making some noise with Las Vegas-area prospects the past couple of recruiting cycles. They have been doing a good job to say the least.
One player who has his eye on Arizona is Adam Plant Jr.
The 3-star 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive end from Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV) recently took a visit to Tucson and came away impressed.
“It was great,” Plant said. “It was my first time going down there too, so it was great.”
“What stood out the most was the atmosphere of the school and how open and welcome the students and coaches were,” he continued about his trip. “And I loved the facilities at the school.”
Before Plant had even made it to campus he was in contact with the coaching staff and the Wildcats were keeping an eye on him.
“Well I’ve been hearing from the coaches for awhile and my good friend — Coach (David) Hill from Desert Pines (High School) — was talking to the coaches for awhile about me,” he explained. “Once they met me and got to know me they offered me at the end of the visit.”
“Yeah I talk to Coach Vince Amey — the defensive line coach — the most,” he continued with who he communicates with on the staff. “We keep in touch often.”
Plant’s former teammate Malik Hausman, an incoming freshman this summer, has been talking to him about the Wildcats as well.
“Yeah Malik is one of my closest friends and he talks about getting me to Arizona.”
“Arizona is one of my top schools right now,” Plant stated about his interest level in the Wildcats. “I like the area and the atmosphere of the school.”
On Plant’s end of things, there is a possibility that his recruitment will pick up in the near future. Right now he has two offers — Arizona and USC — but has Spring Break visits set up for California, Boise State, and Utah.
“We’ll see how things go after those visits.”
Plant is looking to major in business once he gets to college. He also has qualities that he is looking for when choosing a school.
“When choosing a school I want to be able to build a foundation there so that if football doesn’t work out then I’ll be set for life.”
Plant is extremely quick off the line. He has an explosive burst of speed to start off and has a great motor. He is able to stop on a dime and change direction to stop the ball carrier in the backfield. He also has the awareness to pinpoint the quarterback and give chase. I believe he is an under-rated defensive end.