It's over for schools recruiting Norm Plummer. He is going to the University of Dayton. Plummer will announce the decision today at the Adidas Bigtime where he is playing for the Cleveland Basketball Club. "They made me feel like I was important to the future of the program," said Plummer by phone Monday night. Coach Brian Gregory did a great job, but it should be noted that Dayton's former staff, especially Ron Jirsa, started Plummer's love affair with the Atlantic 10 school, that's "30 minutes from my front door!"
Assistant Coach Mo Cassara, who coached against Plummer last year when he was a prep school coach, was also a key to Plummer's commitment. "They make us feel safe and secure that even if Norman breaks a leg, he will get an education and they will be with us for life, this is not just a four year commitment, but a commitment to developing a young man for life, and I appreciated that," said Tracy Strader, Plummer's mother.
Dayton beat out Iowa State and Wright State for the talented swing forward. "It will be tough to tell Coach B (Paul Biancardi) and Coach Morgan, they were great to me as well!" It seems that the decision was mostly distance in the case of Iowa State, and stability in the case of Wright State. Plummer was well aware of the young talented guards that Wright State possesses and really liked Coach Biancardi from his days at Ohio State, but it seemed that Dayton, winner of the Atlantic 10 last year was closer to playing in March then was Wright State. Congratulations to Norman and the staff of the University of Dayton, you got a good one!