Maryland has added commitment No. 5 to its growing 2016 class, securing a pledge from local offensive lineman Brian Plummer Thursday, according to Rivals' Ryan Snyder, who confirmed the commitment with Plummer. Plummer received his very first scholarship offer from the Terps in late March.
A 6'7 prospect weighing in at 300 pounds, Plummer attends South Carroll Senior High School in Sykesville, Maryland, about 45 minutes west of Baltimore. Plummer's is a great story of a local kid given the chance to represent his home school: his father holds Maryland season tickets and Brian told Terrapin Station he grew up watching Maryland games.
While Maryland was his first offer, Plummer had received interest from Clemson, West Virginia and some FCS programs, attending the Mountaineers' Junior Day in late January. He joins March commitment Michael Clark as Maryland's second 6'7 offensive tackle commitment. We identified tackle as an important position in this class for the Terps early on, especially after the success they had recruiting guards in the 2015 class, and adding two big bodies on the outside
Like Clark, Plummer will likely need a few years of seasoning before he's ready to see playing time in College Park. Maryland luckily has two *pretty solid* tackles right now in blue-chippers Derwin Gray and Damian Prince, and the additions of Clark and Plummer should help increase the Terps' size up front as they continue to move forward in Big Ten play and help provide necessary depth on the outside of the offensive line.
Plummer is rated a three-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite, ranking as the 98th-best offensive tackle in the 2016 class and the 27th-best player in the state.
He joins Good Counsel prospect Keandre Jones and DeMatha recruits Lorenzo Harrison and DJ Turner as the Terps' in-state commitments.