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Bishop Gorman’s Adam Plant chooses Arizona

Bishop Gorman senior defensive end Adam Plant is going to Arizona after all.

The Gaels’ 6-foot-6, 260-pound pass rushing specialist had originally committed to the Wildcats in April, but backed off his decision in June before tweeting his pledge back to Arizona on Monday afternoon.

His commitment is nonbinding and won’t be official until he signs a national letter of intent on Feb. 7. He reaffirmed his decision to the Review-Journal shortly after his announcement.

“I was just glad to see that they stuck with me, even when I decommitted,” Plant said. “They never bashed my name. They were always there when I needed them.”

Plant leads Gorman with 7.5 sacks and is fourth on the team with 42 tackles. He also had scholarship offers from Southern California, Penn State and Oregon.

Plant said Arizona’s coaches told him he’d play defensive end and outside linebacker, and he expects to compete for playing time as a true freshman like former Desert Pines standout and close friend Tony Fields, a frosh and one the team’s top defensive players.

“I assumed that (Fields) was going to come in and start,” Plant said. “To see that they’re playing a lot of young guys, that’s very exciting.”

Contact reporter Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.

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