With Jake Fromm only a sophomore and Justin Fields just a freshman, the prevailing wisdom was that Kirby Smart would have a tough time landing a quarterback for the class of 2019. After some false starts, the ‘Dawgs appear to have found their man.
Mississippi signal caller John Rhys Plumlee chose the Red and Black over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Mississippi State. Plumlee is coming off a junior season that saw him throw for 1759 yards and rush for almost 600 yards in nine games, racking up 22 total touchdowns along the way. The 6’1, 185 pound Hattiesburg native has the speed and athleticism to transition to other positions on the field if things don’t work out at QB.
But he also has solid arm strength and a quick release. Plumlee’s mechanics may not yet be flawless, but he definitely has the tools to be a player.
It’s possible that Georgia could still try to sign a second quarterback to have four scholarship players on the roster in 2019 and beyond. But if not Plumlee is a legitimate SEC-level talent who can wait in the wings for his chance or step into the breach if injuries demand it. That makes the four star Magnolia State prospect a big win for the ‘Dawgs.