After reflecting on that great visit to Tucson for a few weeks, the three-star defensive end from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman announced his commitment to the Wildcats on Wednesday night.
"I've been keeping a great relationship with the coaches," Plant told Scout.com. "It was the best decision for me. When we were out there on the visit they sat me and my family down, and they gave us a good game plan and showed us the full package of what they offer academically, with football, and I just sat down and thought it was the best choice for me.
"The facilities really stood out and I have a great bond with the coaches. They have a connection with their players and they showed a lot of interest in me, so that was good."
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect is rated No. 12 at his position in the West region heading into the spring evaluation period. He said he liked what he heard from Arizona's staff about how he would fit into that defensive line in the future.
"They see me as a true hand-on-the-ground defensive end," Plant said. "The coaches told me they really like my versatility from pass rushing but also stopping the ball, so they could use me wherever in their scheme, even maybe some outside linebacker stuff. It would be a good thing all around.
"I knew it was the right decision for me right now. I just kept talking with the coaches and I really liked what I heard. It's a great relief for me because I don't have to worry about recruiting much anymore. I know where I'm going so I can focus on school and finishing out my senior year and also talk to some guys about getting on board with Arizona."
Plant was credited with 25 total tackles, including 5 1/2 for a loss, and four pass deflections in 14 games as a senior last season.