Pack Still After Florida Linebacker

When Pack Pride caught up with Terrance Plummer in late July it was pretty clear that the Florida linebacker was interested in NC State

When Pack Pride caught up with Terrance Plummerin late July it was pretty clear that the Florida linebacker was interested in NC State.

About a month later it's still clear that is the case. Plummer, who claims to be 6-1 and 220-pounds now, told Pack Pride a while ago that he has family in North Carolina and that makes the idea of attending NC State even more attractive than it otherwise would be. That's saying something, because though he hasn't visited the school yet he thinks very highly of it based on what he has been told thus far.

Orange Park, Plummer's high school, kicked off their 2010 season last week and Plummer believes the team has the makings of a quality squad.

"We look good," he said. "We've got a lot of people returning who were behind the scenes last year. We're not rebuilding. The way I look at it we're reloading with good players. We've got some guys stepping up."

Plummer will be one of the key ingredients for Orange Park this year if they are to have the kind of season they hope to have. Last year he recorded 90 tackles, six sacks, about 22 tackles for loss and an interception. If he can simply match that production this season it will give his team an incredible foundation for building a solid defense.

He's the kind of football player that just has a knack for the game and finds himself around the ball. When you couple that with his athletic ability it's no surprise that he has drawn offers from NC State, South Florida, UConn, West Virginia, Vanderbilt and other schools.

Plummer hasn't been focused on recruiting of late as there is a bit of a dead period at the moment. The last trips he took were to South Florida and Troy for camps earlier in the summer. He's starting to look ahead to official visits and said he would like to get out to UConn and South Florida, though nothing is set in stone. NC State will certainly be a contender for one of those official visits.

"NC State is a team I'm still looking at," he explained. "They've got a good program from what I've seen on T.V. I've heard they've got great facilities and things of that nature. I believe I could really consider that as a college to attend."

Back in July, Plummer said he might visit NC State at the end of the summer if he visits the state of North Carolina and some extended family there. He didn't do that, but back in July he also said he would likely take an official to NC State. In the next month or two we should find out whether that's how things pan out.

The Wolfpack will obviously have to convince him to make the trip to Raleigh for an official visit if they are to have a realistic shot at landing him. A school like South Florida has an obvious location advantage, while a school like UConn has a bit of an edge because they got a very early jump on him and have stayed in great contact. Things like that will be important, but two other factors will determine where he lands for the next four or five years.

"My family's high on academics so academics is [number] one," he said. "Also the coaching staff. I want to see how we're going to be attacking games. That and academics."

Plummer is ranked the No. 83 outside linebacker in the nation by

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