Athletic QB John Rhys Plumlee (6-0 190) of Hattiesburg, MS spent several hours at Clemson Thursday in a getting to know you session with quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter. He also talked some with head coach Dabo Swinney and got a complete tour of the facilities and the campus.
“It was really nice. I got to see about everything I wanted to see,” Plumlee said. “It’s a great place, a really cultured place. I really liked it. It seems like a real nice college.”
Plumlee is a threat as a passer and runner and in today’s world of college football that’s a necessity for most quarterbacks. He and Streeter spent a lot of time talking about the Clemson offense and how he might fit in.
“We looked at it today and he said when Deshaun Watson was there they almost did 50-50 between the run and the pass, so that would probably fit me very well considering I can do things with my legs better than other quarterbacks can do,” Plumlee said. “That would fit me.”
Plumlee did not leave Clemson Thursday afternoon with an offer but he did leave with a positive message from Streeter.
“They have four possible guys they are looking at right now and he said I am on the list,” Plumlee said. “He said he wants to really get to know me better as a person and watch me throw a little bit (this spring) and make a relationship with him before he offers me because once Clemson offers you it’s a commitable offer. He really wants to check in and make sure all the boxes are checked before he offers anybody. If I were to get a Clemson offer, it would mean a whole lot. Obviously, Clemson being a really good school, they do a whole lot of winning, which I like to to, and it’s also just a really nice school on the academic side. And it’s a nice brand. Everybody knows Clemson. It would mean a lot if I were able to get a Clemson offer.”
Plumlee has offers from Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, Nebraska, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Auburn and others. According to MaxPreps, in nine games last season he passed for 1759 yards with 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions and rushed for 599 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Plumlee was at South Alabama Monday, Georgia Wednesday and will visit UAB Friday. He won’t graduate early because he’s also a baseball player and he’s not sure when he’ll make his decision or when he’ll sign.