Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman 2018 defensive end Adam Plant is slowing gaining traction as one of the better players in the west and is someone that the Arizona coaching staff is keeping a close eye on.
“(Desert Pines assistant) David Hill was talking to the Arizona coaches about me for a while,” Plant said. “Once I took a visit down there, I fell in love with the school and coaches. I spent some quality time with the staff and they liked what I could bring and offered.
“I loved the facilities and atmosphere of the program. It was also my first time being in Tucson so that was cool. Coach Rodriguez and Coach Vince Amey are both good people and I saw that both on and off the field. It was great to be down there and put myself in that environment.”
Plant sees a clear path to what his role would be at Arizona.
“The coaches said I would be able to come in and play a 4-3 scheme on the defensive line,” he said. “Coach Amey stressed to me how they are trying to make the unit more versatile. This would allow myself to shift all over the line playing in multiple schemes.
“The coaches want the types of players who can come in and make an immediate impact. Players who are quick off the line and get to the quarterback is what they see in me.”
The three-star defensive lineman will take additional visits and examine all the options prior to deciding on a school this fall.
“I’m getting interest from Utah, Notre Dame, Cal and Boise State as of right now,” Plant said. “Both Cal and Utah want me to take a visit down there some time in the next two weeks. I want to get a feel for both campuses and see how the coaches are.
“I’ll also be able to check out both schools’ spring games. I visited Boise State last year for a football camp but they want me to come again to see how much I’ve grown.
“My recruitment will go from there. I’ll most likely decide in August before the season starts.”