Maryland football starts its season in 43 days. Until then, we’re profiling every player on the roster in our Profiles in Terpage series.
Brian Plummer, offensive tackle
Weight: 300 pounds
High school: South Carroll (Md.)
Jersey number: 74
How he got to College Park
Plummer committed to Maryland in April 2015, the better part of a year before he’d sign with the Terrapins last February. The eye-catching item about Plummer has always been his size. He’s listed at 6’7 and upwards of 300 pounds, which is big-time size and gives Plummer real upside if he’s athletic enough to control all of it.
Maryland was the first school to offer Plummer, and the Marylander decided to go to school at Maryland. He’d also received interest from West Virginia, Clemson and some FCS schools before he settled on College Park.
Plummer committed to Randy Edsall’s staff, and DJ Durkin’s administration honored the scholarship offer when it took hold in the winter.
Maryland redshirted just about all of its offensive linemen under Edsall, and there’s not a ton of reason to think that’ll change under Durkin. It’s possible that one or two plays this season, but it’s not likely, and it’s highly improbable Plummer will play. He figures to spend the year working with line coach Dave Borbely.
What a dream season would look like
Plummer distinguishes himself in practice and positions himself to start for Maryland by 2018 or so. That’s nothing to sneeze at. Offensive linemen are long developmental projects, and Plummer shouldn’t be an exception.
The next subject in this series ...
... is a local, non-freshman linebacker who could contend for playing time.