John Plattenburg has seen his recruitment and his profile take off this spring.
Since March, the 2014 California cornerback has picked up offers at a steady pace, gathering scholarships from Nevada, Boise State, San Diego, Colorado State, Utah, Washington, Cal, Oregon State, Arizona State, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona, Wisconsin and Baylor.
“It’s a big surprise,” said the 5-foot-11, 187-pounder from Centennial High School in Corona, Calif.
“The first time I ever really played defense was this year and the first time I ever really played corner was in the playoffs. I thought this offseason was really going to be about me just bettering my skills for next year, but I guess the athleticism I have and me being able to learn fast has turned into something. It’s pretty exciting to watch it unravel like this.”