When Zona Zealots found out that Arizona Football landed a Bishop Gorman commit, we got very excited!
Bishop Gorman defensive end Adam Plant Jr. committed to play Arizona Football last. Plant plays for THE best high school team in the nation. He is a 2018 verbal commit, so he has time to gain that fourth star and size. That said, this future Wildcat already stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 260 pounds.
We chatted with Adam to get to know this future Wildcat better last night.
Adam plays football and goes to high school in Las Vegas, but he’s originally from Los Angeles, “My family moved to Las Vegas in 2008 because of my dad’s new job, but we all are originally from LA.”
Adam was impressed with the facilities on the Arizona campus, and that is saying a lot since his high school facilities are at the pinnacle of high school football facilities. “I liked how the Facilities were and how the campus looked” explained Adam, “And the town of Tucson was unbelievable!”
Plant was recruited by three major schools, “Right now I have Arizona as well as USC and Penn state. Coach [Marcel] Yates and Coach Rodriguez recruited me.”
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There come’s a point in every athlete’s recruiting process when they just know they found the school they want to go to, and that was no different for Plant. “I felt I was sold a few weeks after the visit when coaches kept keeping interest,” he said, “And they [the coaches] showed, out of all schools, that they really wanted me.”
Adam was a three-sport athlete before he decided to focus on football, “I use to run track and play basketball. I played power forward in basketball, and yes everything played a part in helping me with football.”
Speaking of basketball, it may or may not be a coincidence, but Adams first cousin just committed to the Arizona Basketball program. Yes, Adam and Shareef O’Neal are first cousins through their dad’s who are brothers.
Shaq now has TWO reasons to hang out in Tucson, and it should be a family reunion on UofA parent weekend.
Family means everything to Adam, “My inspiration is my family, they motivate me.” We asked him to tell us a bit about his family, “Well, I have two sisters and one goes to the University of Nevada at Reno right now. My mother is my twin and my dad is a bodyguard.” By twin, he means he and his mom look alike.
If you are wondering if Adam is true to his word about his commitment, we explained that last season Wildcats fans had to deal with players de-committing. Adam was adamant, “As of right now my mindset is in Arizona, and I’m sticking with them!”
Plant is already planning for college football, “Oh yeah, we start spring ball on Monday. I’m just working on getting bigger, stronger and faster and getting my mind ready for college and preparing myself for the next stage in my life.”
Adam is also musically talented, “Yes I’m a great dancer, and I love music. I use to play the drums in middle school.” Rich Rod, need dance lessons? You just recruited someone who can help. His favorite musical artists are Future, Lil’ Uzi Vert, and Kendrick Lamar.
Adam Plant Jr. loves the game of football, “I love the passion of the game and playing DE is the best position in football because of everything it has to offer,” he said. Zona Zealots will be following Adam’s senior year playing for the No. 1 Bishop Gorman Gaels, and looking forward to signing day! We thank him for his time and sharing his story with us.