Catching Up With Aaron Plantt

Spring camp is over, the class of 2014 is beginning to let the recruiting world where they will take visits, and who they are committing too. We here at have covered spring camp, and will continue to monitor the potential components of the Class of 2014.

But for now, we are going to take a look back at some of the guys who made up the Marshall Thundering Herd Recruiting class of 2013.

The class goes down as the highest rated in the history of the school. Head Coach Doc Holliday left no stone unturned as he put together a highly athletic class, but one that also had its fair share of offensive lineman. It was a diverse class that was clearly put together with need at the forefront, but also went after as many athletes as possible.

One of those athletes was Hallandale High School (Hallandale, Florida) outside linebacker Aaron Plantt. Plantt is a two star linebacker who visited Marshall back in December and committed to the Herd immediately thereafter. Plantt stuck to his commitment and signed with the Herd in February.

Plantt had originally committed to Utah State, but changed his commitment upon visiting the Huntington, WV campus.

Plantt is now up to 6'1", and 209 pounds, putting on 9 pounds of muscle since I last caught up with him. I asked him if he was working out in preparation for his arrival, and he said, "I work out everyday, can't take any days off." Plantt is set to arrive at Marshall on June 9th. It will be his first trip back to Marshall since he took his official visit in December.

Plantt will be eligible and ready to join the team immediately upon his arrival. Plantt will be playing a hybrid/outside linebacker type of a position manned by D.J. Hunter last season. This is a position that Marshall has developed stars at over the past twenty years, starting all the way back with undersized John Grace.

Currently Derek Mitchell and newcomer Stephan Houston are getting the bulk of the reps at the outside. Houston came on really strong at the end of camp. Houston however has played at each linebacking position thus far.

Deon Meadows, and Kent Turene are two other linebackers that could see some time outside.

Houston and Turene are freshman, Meadows is a junior and Mitchell is a former walk on who is now a senior.

I asked Plantt, what are you the most excited about regarding your college career at Marshall? Plantt said, " Just to have a new beginning and just getting to see how it is on my own. Going against great competition trying to get a college education to ultimately make it to the next level of play."

Stay tuned to tomorrow as I follow up with one of the highest rated offensive lineman in the 2013 recruiting class.

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