Head coach Robert Wiener and the entire staff at Plant High School make it extremely obvious why they are defending state champions.
Western Michigan, WVU, USF, FAU have remained busy in the Bay area and were on hand to check out Plant’s first padded practice.
Superstars were in the building as former Plant stars James Wilder Jr. (FSU) and Eric Patterson (Ball State), along with Anthony Harrell (GT), were on hand to check out the Panthers
Richy Klepal, 2013, OL – Not a whole lot more needs to be said about Klepal. He is a beast. He picked up his 21st offer after practice when the Trojans of Southern California extended him a verbal offer. Klepal has great size, feet, hands and strength. He also is efficient at getting to the second level and loves banging with the line backers.
Wesley Bullock, 2013, RB – The Lil’ Badger always brings the pop. He bench presses over 300 pounds, squats over 500 pounds and is an absolute load to bring down. Quick feet, great vision and the ability to lower his shoulder makes Bullock an intriguing prospect.
Reeves Rogers, 2013, LB – The second leading tackler in 2011 brings a lot of fire and energy to the field. Rogers has a high motor and is just one of those guys that is a football player. He won’t intimidate you with size. He won’t overwhelm you with speed, but line up and front of him and you better strap the helmet on tight.
Austin Roberts, 2014, WR – It’s a shame he is leaving the state after spring ball. The 6-foot 2-inch WR will probably grow into a TE, where his father played in the NFL. Roberts is physically and attacks the ball. He has five early offers and will be one of those guys in the 2014 class that explode.
Richard Bush, 2014, OL – He’ll line up at right guard in 2012, beside Richy Klepal, where the Panthers will be able to run the ball at will. Ultimately the 6-foot 3-inch youngster will grow into an offensive tackle, but for now he is using his athleticism to get to the second level and dominate linebackers and defensive backs.
Tristan Cooper, 2013, WR – The transfer from Louisiana continues to impress coaches and scouts. At 6-feet tall Cooper has good size, runs good routes and has good hands. He’ll fill a void left by Western Kentucky signee Austin Aikens and the inevitable transfer of Austin Roberts.
Andrew Beck, 2014, LB – Standing nearly 6-feet 2-inches tall Beck is a legitimate linebacker prospect. He has a high motor, good vision and has great in-game intelligence. He’ll be a great under-the-radar college prospect.