RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 123 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 111 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 59 defensive tackle in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 134 offensive tackle in the country by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 11/5/2014 … A first-team all-region team for 7-AAAAAA by the coaches as a senior … A 2014 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Football Team second-team selection.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 25, 1997, in Clemson, SC … Son of Tony Plantin and Kiisha Gladden … Father was a defensive tackle at Clemson (Class of 1996) … Has two younger sisters … Contemplated major is accounting.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “I had a good bond with the coaching staff. They [the Hokies] also play in the ACC, and they win a lot. The tradition is good there, and they’re on a bowl streak. But when I went on my visit, it felt like a home-type atmosphere. When I met with my parents, we all felt it was a great decision to make.”

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