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John Rhys Plumlee plans to play QB – and baseball – at Georgia

John Rhys Plumlee

The Georgia Bulldogs added two commitments for their 2019 class over the past week. One of those commitments was from four-star athlete John Rhys Plumlee.

“I was being recruited by a lot of schools, but I just really felt that Georgia was right for me,” Plumlee told GN. “I liked the coaching staff and the people at Georgia, I liked the opportunity to play both football and baseball and I liked my opportunity to come in and compete at quarterback.

“I’m pretty pumped up about it and I think we have a great class coming in. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”

Plumlee, (6-feet-1, 185 pounds) from Hattiesburg, MS Oak Grove, is among the top-20 athletes in the country and is also a top-275 overall talent nationally in the 2019 class.

“It’s neat to be able to see that I guess, that somebody else’s opinion of you is that high,” Plumlee said regarding his high national ranking. “I feel really blessed with the abilities that God has blessed me with. It’s very neat to be thought of so highly.”

Plumlee has also played defensive back in high school, but wants the opportunity to play quarterback at the next level.

“Some schools were offering me as a defensive back and a slot receiver, but most of the schools that had offered me were offering me from the quarterback position,” Plumlee said. “Georgia offered me as a quarterback.”

The quarterback position at Georgia is filled with talent. Jake Fromm is only a sophomore and five-star Justin Fields is a true freshman. That doesn’t scare off Plumlee.

“I’ve never been one to run from competition,” Plumlee said. “I’ve always thought that is how you get better and see who is really the best. When you’re against tough competition you either get better, or you get worse. I’m excited to be able to come in and compete.”

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As for the type of player the Bulldogs are getting in Plumlee.

“I’m a guy that wants to win and I’m very competitive,” he said. “I’ll do anything to get it done kind of guy. As far as the quarterback standpoint, I would say that I bring mobility to the table better than most quarterbacks.

“I’m a mobile guy and I like to create plays and make things happen with my feet as well as my arm. I don’t want to be limited to just my feet though, because I can make plays with my arm as well.”

Playing both football and baseball in college is important to Plumlee and that is a chance he will have at Georgia.

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