Jack Plumb

OT prospect Jack Plumb's improvement brings run of offers

Bay Port (Wis.) junior Jack Plumb is a 6-foot-8 high school tight end whose potential as an offensive tackle has major schools coming his way and brought several new offers in a few short weeks.

At the start of May, Bay Port High junior Jack Plumb held three scholarship offers, all from FCS schools. On May 3rd, he received his first FBS offer from the Northern Illinois Huskies. Since then, IowaNew Mexico, WyomingMinnesota and Arizona State have followed in just a few short weeks.

"It's been a lot of fun and crazy," Plumb said. "I've been talking to a lot of coaches and my head coach, [Gary] Westerman has been very helpful in the process."

Plumb played tight end at 6-foot-8, 240 pounds in the fall, but his size and other attributes have convinced these schools he can make the transition to offensive tackle with a redshirt year.

"Jack's put in a lot of work the last year," Westerman said. "In the spring evaluation period, schools were able to come in and see him work out, move a little bit, and that jump-started things. In addition to his film and being 6-foot-8, more than that, it was his improvement as an athlete."


"His feet are really good," Westerman added. "He's an athletic kid. I think his punch has really improved. He is really heavy-handed. When he punches you, you know it. That has been a huge improvement for Jack. His strength numbers in the weight room and his ability to continue to improve, he's a multi-sport athlete, he did track this spring, basketball, and obviouslyfootball, plays into the development of a kid who has matured from junior year to winter time to now spring."

Plumb will visit Iowa on Thursday. He also plans to get back to Minnesota soon. He does not have his June camp schedule 100-percent set yet, but Wisconsin, who has former Bay Port lineman Cole Van Lanen on their roster, is one school who hopes to get him on campus during that time.

"They say they are really interested and can't wait to work with me at camp," Plumb said.

As for his last two offers, Minnesota and Arizona State, he hopes to learn more about those schools as well. Having already been to Minnesota once, he has a good feel for the Gophers.

"The coaches are really intense and have a lot of energy and it seems like a very fun place to play," he said. "My uncle, [Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator] Pat Shurmur, said great things about Minnesota."

"I will try and see what I can do for visits I would love to visit Arizona State and the schools that have offered," Plumb added. "My summer is not too busy so I might be able to visit the schools."

No matter where he ends up, Westerman says that school will get a top notch kid in addition to football prospect.

"He's a great kid," said Westerman. "I can't imagine anyone at our school of 1,800 kids would say Jack Plumb isn't a nice person. He is a phenomenal person, his family is top notch, his mom's dad was an NFL defensive coordinator, dad coached in the league a little bit, and he has a solid family structure. He's an all around great kid who doesn't let this get to his head. He has done a good job with the process and staying level-headed."

That will lead to level-headed decision and one that is likely to be made before his senior season of football begins.

"Everything we talked about, that is certainly true [that Jack will commit before his senior year]," Westerman said. "He wants to make sure the choice is right obviously, but wants to make sure he gets it out of the way too."

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