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Cal Football secures commitment of 2022 Athlete Jaiven Plummer
He’s a good one
The Bears secured the commitment of 2022 Athlete Jaiven Plummer. Plummer hails from Episcopal High School in Virginia. Rated as a 3-Star Athlete, Plummer looks to be a future WR for the Bears. He was recruited by 21 schools, ranging from large P5 programs such as Duke, Illinois, Rutgers, and Virginia and smaller ones such as Campbell, Old Dominion, and Stanford. 247 has him as the 106th WR in the nation, and
His large 6’3” 195 lbs frame continues the trend of getting longer-bodied players on the outside.
Here is what SGBear saw on his tape from Episcopal:
Jaiven Plummer transferred from Massaponax (Spotsylvania, VA) to Episcopal (Alexandria, VA) before his junior year. The transfer was fitting since Massaponax attempted less than six passes per game, completing less than half. Plummer caught about a third of the team’s passes that year and was the leading receiver in receptions and yards. He did carry the ball once and took it 80 yards to the house. Episcopal seems like it did not have a football season in 2020 due to Covid.
So we’re going off of tangibles (6’3” 195 lbs), his sophomore video, and spring practice video. The first thing that pops off the video is his obvious height and smoothness for a guy who is that tall. Beyond that, there is not much video to see in his sophomore tape - not that he didn't do well - but his opponents are not very good, his QB was not accurate enough to throw touch passes, and most of his receptions were top of the tree routes where he was open or where we can’t see his route. We also see flashes of very good concentration on the ball. His spring tape is more of the same. He appears to have put on more weight, but remains a smooth runner. His spring video immediately shows that he has more speed than his teammates can cover. Some impressive catches also reinforce that he can fight for and finish a catch. He flashes one nice crisp cut, but he generally has raw footwork and routes that remain upside potential.
So how does a guy who hasn’t played much get TWENTY ONE offers, including 12 from P5 schools? We do know that he attended at least one camp at Penn State and later followed that up with a Under Armor combine in May of this year. We can also see that he had a 7.35 60 yard dash when he was a freshman, which is blazing fast for that age. He followed that up with a 11.11 100m as a junior – that’s Vic Wharton fast. That’s faster than Monroe Young, Marcel Dancy, Ashtyn Davis, and Trevon Clark at that age – but not quite as fast as Mason Mangum.
Tall, fast, athletic, and 21 other D1 schools like him? Interesting. Interesting indeed.