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Jumbo DE Plonski lands first offer

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Offer No. 1 came in last week for Brooklyn (N.Y.) Brooklyn Technical defensive end Thomas Plonski. The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder landed the offer from out-of-state and has plenty of other schools interested.
"I got an offer from James Madison a few days ago," he said. "I think it was last Sunday.
"I like that James Madison has a big stadium and high graduation rates. They could go Division I-A and they beat Virginia Tech a few years ago. That kind of put them in the spotlight. I am planning to head down there later this month on the 24th."
As James Madison has offers, other schools including Boston College, Duke, Rutgers, Connecticut and Penn State are interested.
"Right now they are all just trying to see where they can put me," he said. "I'm getting a lot of looks at defensive end, linebacker and even offensive tackle. Coming from a small football market like New York City, it's tough to get early offers."
Plonski noted he has no favorites.
"I'm pretty even," he said. "I'm just waiting to see more schools, I haven't seen any schools that have blown me away.
"I think the most important part for me in a college would be the strength of their football team. I'd like to go to a football team that's not necessarily good, but has a solid coaching staff. I want one that is going to be there for four years. That would be a real bonus."
On the field, the New York City lineman registered 54 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two recoveries as he earned first team all-city and all-borough.
"I think the best part of my game is my motor," he said. "I always chase the ball down and try to make the tackle. I try to make a tackle or sack on every single play. I'm always near the ball."
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