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Louisville lands Georgia DB Telly Plummer

Georgia Tech made a late run Wednesday when they had him on campus, but it came down to Louisville and Notre Dame in the end.

Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes cornerback Telly Plummer made his decision last weekend and announced Friday that he is a Louisville Cardinal.

"I actually committed to Louisville when I was up there on a visit last weekend," said Plummer. "I like the facilities, I have a great connection with the coaches and me and my parents really like it up there."

Before the visit to Louisville last weekend, Notre Dame had some real momentum with this Peach State prospect. The coaches from South Bend (Ind.) have been in constant contact with those close to Plummer all week leading up to the birthday decision by Plummer.

It was close.

"Heading into the visit to Louisville, I was full of Notre Dame and really thinking I was going there, but my mind changed up there.

"I knew I liked Louisville a lot, but seeing what they are building, getting that time with coach [Lorenzo] Ward (defensive backs) and coach [Lonnie] Galloway (co-offensive coordinator/wide recievers) and having that feeling on campus changed things.

"My parents liked it like I did up there too, so that was important."

The consistency of paid Ward paid off. Since Louisville offered Plummer in February, around 7:15am ET each morning, Ward word send a text message. It could be a motivational text, it could be biblical scripture, it could be a simple hello, but all of that showed Plummer just how important he was to coach Ward and the Cardinals.

He felt that on his visit last week.

"As soon as I got there, then whole coaching staff was there waiting on me. I met everyone, I spent time with coach [Bobby] Petrino one-on-one, they took time with my parents and it was great.

"They made me feel at home and I really felt like I was already part of the team up there. They did a really good job recruiting me."

Plummer turned 17 years old Friday, so he is a young high school senior. He is celebrating with many friends and loved ones close to him on this day, but he also can celebrate the accomplishment of being a top recruit in the state of Georgia.

He knows he put in a lot of work to get where he is at.

"This is a lot of pride for me," said Plummer. "I have worked hard on my academics, I am always working to get better, so to call myself a Louisville commit is a special feeling.

"This only happens once in life, so it feels great. I am just going to stay humble, not get complacent and keep working to be the best I can be."