John Rhys Plumlee didn’t see two major hurdles standing in his way in Athens. He just saw an opportunity to compete with Jake Fromm and Justin Fields.
The Bulldogs saw a two-sport athlete with very good speed they hoped to add to their quarterback room, too. The 4-star athlete from Mississippi sent out a tweet Friday night that broke the news of his commitment to Georgia.
He has a 95-yard touchdown run on his varsity resume. Very few high school quarterbacks can say that.
The Magnolia State product completed 63 percent of his passes as a junior for 1,759 yards. He threw 14 touchdown passes, but his 9 interceptions stand out. His rushed for another 599 rushing yards and 8 scores.
He missed a couple of games during his junior season with a fractured thumb.
It is also worth noting he carries a very high rating from ESPN. That service charts him as the nation’s No. 9 dual-threat QB prospect for this cycle.
How does the rest of the recruiting industry view Plumlee?
- 247Sports ranks him as a 3-star recruit, the nation’s No. 35 ATH and at No. 389 overall.
- Rivals.com lists Plumlee as a 3-star prospect and as the nation’s No. 14 dual-threat QB.