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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 4 62 which I believe he (didn't), and to not try to force balls into a donut hole, which I believe he (didn't), those sorts of things he'll continue to grow with at the collegiate level." Again, Plummer is the only quarterback on campus recruited to the Brohms' template for what they want at quarterback. He's big — 6-foot-5, 210-plus pounds — and showed during his high school career a particular knack for throw- ing downfield, with a strong arm but also a certain savvy about it, part of him throwing for almost 2,900 yards in 10 games as a senior, with 35 scores against seven intercep- tions. "I don't have the best arm strength, but I can get it there," Plummer said. "It's about knowing what defense the other team is in and anticipating things, too." But it's important to Brohm, too, that a quarterback be able to run when need be, too, and that's where Plummer stood out, as well, in high school. He ran for 400-plus yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. It's going to be a rare situation this spring, where a true freshman just enrolled with a chance to make a name for himself right away at a position rich in experience, but also injury questions. And considering Purdue's opinion of their new QB, it's likely they'll evaluate him with an open mind toward the position heading into 2018. "I don't think he'll be overwhelmed," Zellner said. "He's a very calm customer and very intuitive, bright and studi- ous. He's going to do his time in class, then give whatever time he has to learning and studying that playbook. That was one of the advantages of him jumping in December. "I couldn't be more excited for the kid or Purdue. I think they got a gem of a person and a gem of a quarterback that they're going to be seeing on the field here in the near future." j RUN. WALK. IMPACT. CURE. THE CHALLENGE 5K THAT SUPPORTS PURDUE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR CANCER RESEARCH. SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 REGISTER AT THEPURDUECHALLENGE.COM PURDUEFED.COM Proudly Sponsored by Federally insured by NCUA.

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