For Brian Plummer, committing to the University of Maryland was a dream come true. Growing up in Maryland, and going to games with his father -- a Maryland football season ticket holder -- Plummer viewed Maryland as his favorite early on in the recruiting process. The Terrapins were the first school to offer the imposing 6'7, 300-pound offensive tackle, and Plummer committed days after receiving the offer. A week after committing, Plummer still feels the support of the Terrapin faithful.
"It's nice," said Plummer. "It's cool how people are still coming up to me and congratulating me a week after it happened. That's a pretty cool feeling. It's nice to be a part of something that builds toward the future. It's relaxing to know where you're going to college."
Facilities are a vital, integral part to the recruiting success of a college football program. Not only did the Cole Field House renovation project play a role in Plummer's recruitment, but the potential living space for Plummer made a lasting impression as well. Having a significant bond with the coaching staff throughout his short recruitment paid off as well.
"A couple days after the offer, I went to school and was showing all my friends the floor plans of the apartments," he said. "The new Under Armour facility they're putting in and to say you're going to the school that has the best apartments and indoor facilities is pretty cool. Not only that, but I was really impressed with the coaches and how welcoming they were to me. The way they coach, and the way they're really passionate about the game really stood out to me."
The future of Maryland football is bright to Plummer, and he sees himself playing a vital role to protect the bright future in College Park.
"As an offensive lineman, our job is to protect the quarterback," he said. "I think the role as an offensive lineman is pretty crucial because the quarterback runs the offense, and if we can protect him, we can have a really productive offensive scheme. With big offensive linemen in the Big Ten, I think with more big offensive linemen that we can have, the better chances we have against those huge linemen from other Big Ten schools."
With the madness of recruiting behind him, the South Carroll prospect looks to use his senior season as an opportunity to fine tune his game and develop the endurance, strength and speed necessary for a successful tenure in the Big Ten.
"There are multiple facets of my game I'd like to improve," he said. "I can always improve my speed and strength. Lifting in the offseason and running sprints and just jogging to get my endurance up. I definitely need to work on my conditioning. There are multiple things I can work on. I can't really stop because there is no endpoint with working on my game. I just have to work with what I have and hope that's something I can use."
Plummer is rated a three-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite, ranking as the 99th-best offensive tackle in the 2016 class and the 29th-best player in the state of Maryland.