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Arizona football recruiting: 3-star DE Adam Plant Jr. verbally commits to Wildcats

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The Wildcats get a great defensive lineman

Adam Plant Jr. at the Nike Football The Opening Los Angeles.
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The Arizona Wildcats picked up their third commitment of the 2018 class in talented defensive lineman Adam Plant Jr. on Wednesday evening.

“I’ve been talking it over with the coaches and my parents and we just thought this that this is the best decision for me,” Plant explained about his decision. “I fell in love with the school and it was a great feeling when I got there. I just feel like that’s the best for me.”

Arizona has been looking to make inroads into Las Vegas and have done a great job with Jahmile Addae leading the charge. Plant visited Arizona in early march and really enjoyed the experience.

“What stood out the most was the atmosphere of the school and how open and welcome the students and coaches were,” he said after his trip to Tucson. “And I loved the facilities at the school.”

I really like this commitment. Plant is a great defensive lineman and one of the top ends in the West. He 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. One attribute that sticks out to me is his ability to use his hands.

Plant won Defensive Line MVP during the Rivals Camp series stop in Southern California earlier this month.

In his junior season with the Gaels he finished with 25 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 4 PBU, and a fumble recovery. His highlights can be found here.

2018 Arizona football commits

Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Name Position Position Ranking Rating Height Weight High School City
Armani Adams S 117 *** 6-0 190 Lakewood St. Petersburg, FL
Tre Adams WR 182 *** 6-3 190 Wakeland Frisco, TX
McKenzie Barnes CB 123 *** 6-2 170 Edison Fresno, CA
Jailen Bailey WR 278 *** 5-10 180 Lincoln San Diego, CA
Steven Bailey OG 39 *** 6-3 290 Centennial (Glendale CC) Peoria, AZ
Jaiden Dockery S 95 *** 6-0 195 Lancaster Lancaster, TX
Jhevon Hill ATH 66 *** 6-3 185 Cajon San Bernardino, CA
Martell Irby RB 101 *** 5-10 200 Morse San Diego, CA
Mykee Irving DT 42 *** 6-4 330 Calabasas Calabasas, CA
Issaiah Johnson ILB 36 *** 6-3 220 Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
Jamarye Joiner QB (Dual Threat) 24 *** 6-3 205 Cienega Vail, AZ
Donovan Laie OT 102 *** 6-6 315 Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Thomas Marcus WR 171 *** 6-4 185 San Diego San Diego, CA
Jaden Mitchell WR 193 *** 6-0 180 Desert Pines Las Vegas, NV
Jake Peters TE 62 *** 6-5 240 Santa Margarita Catholic Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Adam Plant WDE 48 *** 6-5 245 Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV
Darrius Smith RB 119 *** 5-10 175 Dawson Pearland, TX
David Watson OT 117 *** 6-6 300 Amphitheater Tucson, AZ
Zach Williams WR 211 *** 6-3 205 Jones Creek Alpharetta, GA
Christian Young S 60 *** 6-1 201 Foster Richmond, TX