On Friday, Nebraska got its chance to host a quarterback that is rising up the Huskers' recruiting board. Three-star QB (HV Rating: 84.5) John Rhys Plumlee from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, made his way to Lincoln with his parents to spend the day getting to know the staff and seeing what Nebraska has to offer.
I caught up with Plumlee on Monday following his visit to see how things went. Overall, he said the visit was really good and that "it was a great experience.” He spent the majority of his time in Lincoln with Mario Verduzco, Troy Walters and Scott Frost. This was the first time Plumlee was able to be face-to-face with the staff.
“They seemed like really good guys," Plumlee said. "Not just great coaches who have had success wherever they’ve gone, but they seem like good guys as well.”
Aside from his time with those coaches, there was another coach on staff that really stood out. In what is becoming pretty common for recruits after their visits, Plumlee had high praise for strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval.
“We got to tour the facilities and check it all out," Plumlee said. “I wasn’t expecting it to be as nice as it was. The head strength coach, Zach Duval, he was very intricate and detailed. He definitely knew what he was talking about. It all really impressed me and my parents for sure.”
Plumlee has now visited all of his top schools including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, UNC, Tennessee and Nebraska. When I asked him if he had any other immediate visit plans, he gave me an idea of the timeline he is working on now.
“Right now, we are heading to Georgia to visit them a bit but other than that I think we are done visiting," he said. "We are getting close to making a decision. I’m thinking here in the next two weeks I’ll start making decisions. Nebraska is close to the top of the board for me.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.