Plattenburg Has Two Visits Done

Houston (Texas) Lamar defensive back John Plattenburg has already taken two official visits and will take No. 3 this weekend when he heads out to Norman, Oklahoma...

John Plattenburg is one of the top defensive backs in the country with the versatility to play anywhere in the secondary. The former Corona (Calif.) Centennial standout moved back to Texas this off-season and hasn't skipped a beat in helping Lamar to a 9-0 record and a No. 17 ranking in the Fox Sports 50.

On the recruiting front, Plattenburg has taken official visits to Oregon and Wisconsin and will stay relatively close to home for his third official visits this weekend.

"I'm going to Oklahoma," Plattenburg said. "I'm looking forward to the visit and having a weekend to kind of get away from home a little and check out the Sooners. I like Coach Stoops a lot, I still remember when he visited my old school when I was at Centennial.

"That's kind of when I knew I was a legitimate prospect when Oklahoma got involved. I don't know as much about them as I do some other schools on my list so I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing what they have to offer, not just football wise but academically as well."

With two visits still to take, Plattenburg said those will both likely be when his season is over.

"I'm going to visit UCLA for sure and then Tennessee might get the last one," Plattenburg said. "UCLA will be after my season and then I'm still trying to figure out the last one but Tennessee is a strong possibility.

"Right now, I don't have a leader but the main schools for me are Oregon, Wisconsin, UCLA and Baylor with Oklahoma and Tennessee right there as well. Academics and best overall comfort level and fit are what I'm looking for. I'm not sure when I'll announce, I was hoping to do it at one of the All-American games but I haven't been invited yet so hopefully there is still time for that to happen."


Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 16 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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