The Maryland staff landed receiver Sean Nelson out of Langston Hughes (Fairburn, Ga.) in the 2017 class, and now they’re after his 2018 teammate Telly Plummer. The 6-foot, 185-pound corner has a few more prominent suitors to consider than his predecessor, but Plummer was still highly intrigued by his latest offer from UMD March 20.
“Well, I’ll say Sean is an amazing recruiter himself,” laughed Plummer, who now claims offers from UMD, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Marshall, Cincinnati, Indiana, Purdue, USF and more. “Sean has been on me – all of us really down here – and said good things about the program. He’s been telling me about the uniforms, how the facilities are coming up, and how great the coaching staff is. He was real excited when he heard I got the offer. Maryland sounds like a real nice place, a place I’d like to check out.”
Nelson, of course, isn’t the only one in the Terps’ corner. Plummer said UMD assistant Brawley Evans stopped by Langston Hughes back in January and has since been in contact via Twitter. Evans than extended the offer March 20.
“Coach Brawley said he loves my aggressiveness and how I can play press-man coverage,” Plummer said. “He likes how I use my hands well and he said the DB coach [Aazaar Abdul-Rahim] likes me a lot too. They want to get me up on campus soon for a visit.
“And I think Coach Brawley is a great dude. He’s the type of guy who doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He gets to the point, and he tells you up front how it is. I like that about him, plus he’s easy to talk to.”
While Plummer does intend to trek through College Park, Md., at some point, he’s not sure exactly when that will be. His spring break is the first week in April, and he’s already planning to see West Virginia, Louisville and Penn State. He said he “should” be able to fit Maryland in between WVU and PSU, but isn’t completely positive he’ll be able to do so.
“But if I can’t make it to Maryland then I’ll try later in the offseason and definitely for a game,” Plummer said.
Plummer has already been to Tennessee, Georgia State and South Carolina, the recruit lauding each. He’ll be at in-state Georgia March 23 and could draw more attention from the Bulldogs’ staff after that.
“I don’t really have a leader yet or anything like that, but I’d say Louisville, Va Tech, WVU, Maryland, Wake and USF were big offers out for me,” Plummer said. “Then Penn State would be big if they offer. Then we’ll see if like Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia or South Carolina offer.”
The Langston Hughes product went on to say he’s seeking the Nittany Lions’ look first and foremost.
“I talk to the Penn State DB coach like every day, and he just wants me up there to meet the coaches and all, and I should be good after that,” Plummer said. “That would be a big one, because I’ve just heard great things about the atmosphere there.”
Plummer has not timetable for selecting a college. His initial thought is to commit something this summer, but he allowed plans could change.
“Anything can happen with recruiting, so you never know,” he said. “I’m just weighing all my options right now and not rushing anything.”