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TCU adds 3* defensive end Adam Plant

The one-time class of 2018 prospect has been training in Las Vegas after originally signing with Arizona.

TCU Football got a couple wins over the weekend - one on the football field and another on the recruiting trail. Defensive end Adam Plant, Jr, a prized recruit out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, announced he would be signing with TCU Friday evening.

Plant initially signed with Arizona, but reneged on his commitment after issues with his SAT scores being delivered rendered him temporarily academically ineligible. Instead of waiting for them to be resolved, he elected to move on, initially planning on going the junior college route but ultimately deciding not to use up any eligibility and train in his hometown instead.

The top-rated recruit in the Wildcats 2018 class, Plant was a top 50 defensive end in the country after a senior season that saw him rack up 16 tackles for loss and ten sacks. Arizona’s loss is certainly TCU’s gain, as Gary Patterson’s defense will lose three defensive ends to graduation following this season - Ben Banogu, LJ Collier, and Michael Epley. At 6’5” and 245 pounds, Plant has the size to be an immediate contributor on the line, should the need arise. Expected to enroll early, the extra months of training could pay off, as well.

Plant has some interesting family ties as well - his father, Adam Plant, Sr, played in the NFL and is currently Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard, and his cousin is Shareef O’Neal - yes, the son of Shaq. Can’t you just see Shaq doing the “Give ‘em hell, TCU” on the big board in the future?

A former basketball player and track star, the speedy Plant has been clocked at 4.86 in the 40 and 4.38 in the shuttle. He held offers from USC, Penn State, and Oregon in addition to Arizona. Plant will take his official visit in December and is expected to enroll in January. He is the second defensive end in the class of 2019, joining Colt Ellison of Aledo, and the 17th commit overall.

Check out his film below and welcome Adam to the Frog Fam!