The Miami football program could benefit from three-star offensive lineman Deryc Plazz de-committing from Penn State on Thursday. Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U first reported and it’s listed on the On3 timeline for Plazz that he will be taking his official visit to Miami this weekend. Plazz will visit North Carolina State next weekend.
Plazz visited Penn State the weekend of June 2 and committed to the Nittany Lions on June 4. Plazz likely was caught up in the thrill of the visit to State College and decided to commit. The two 247 Sports crystal balls for Plazz were logged on the day he committed to Penn State. On3 also favors Penn State for a Plazz commitment.
Those projections are now clearly antiquated. NC State is listed as second behind Penn State with a 6.1 percent chance for a commitment from Plazz. Miami is second with a 3.5 percent chance for a Plazz commitment and Wake Forest is third at 1.5 percent. Those projections are likely to be updated soon.
Plazz is the 977th ranked prospect, 81st OT and 132nd recruit in Florida in the 2024 class out of Jacksonville Andrew Jackson High School. In addition to the upcoming official visits to Miami and NC State, Plazz has previously taken unofficial visits to Duke, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Wake Forest.
The de-commitment by Plazz on Twitter praised Penn State. Plazz showed more class and maturity than many recruits. The 247 Sports scouting report states that the 6’5 and 265-pound Plazz started at tackle. Plazz has recorded 73 pancake blocks in the last two seasons with 47 last season.
Plazz told Urrutia in May that he likes Miami head coach Mario Cristobal and is in his words the only offensive line head coach in the country. The history of the Miami football program winning national championships with other schools’ ceilings having bowl wins or conference titles also attracts Plazz to the Hurricanes.