Shortly before National Signing Day, Stanford flipped QB Dylan Plautz from Kansas. The walk-on flipped when Stanford confirmed his acceptance. He held several offers from D-II schools and had interest from the Ivy League, but ultimately chose Stanford, which Plautz calls his dream school.
Tell me about yourself.
I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. I have my parents and a 15 year old brother named JJ. I’ve always played sports. My dad played basketball at Creighton which is here in Omaha so I grew up playing a ton of basketball and football and I’ve always played quarterback my whole life. I’ve just loved it especially the cerebral part of it and being in command of everything and be a leader. It’s exciting for me. So Stanford’s a perfect opportunity.
What brought you into the sport of football?
I kind of have been around it my entire life. My first year of playing was in 5th grade. I’ve just always played quarterback. Just kind of fit. I’ve been a fan of football my entire life so it’s just kinda natural.
What do you do for fun?
I like to play golf, hang out with my friends, go fishing. I also play basketball so a lot of times I’ll shoot around and just throw, play football with my friends.
How did your season go?
Our season went well. We finished at 8-3. We lost in the quarter-finals. We lost to the top 3 teams in the state really and offense broke a ton of records. Think we broke 8 school passing records. The highest scoring game in Nebraska history, which we won, was 73-62 against the defending state champions which was really crazy.
You put up some really big numbers in High School. How do you feel about going to a run heavy offense like Stanford?
I feel excited about it. It’s a fit although we did throw a little bit more. I think I’m a passer and I’m able to do some things mentally and things that Stanford does well so I’m excited for that and really growing up the High School I was going to was really a run heavy offense, we just sorta shifted based of personnel so it was something I’ve grown up in and done my entire life.
What lead you to choose Stanford over Kansas?
Basically what happened was I just needed to wait on my admission and I wasn’t able to find out until Kansas was sorta pressuring me for a commitment and I just felt that was the best thing to do because the admissions at Stanford are obviously very hard so I just wanted to give myself the best chance and set myself up for success. Once I got in, I knew what I had to do.
How are you preparing to play at Stanford?
It’s definitely gonna be a big chance and obviously as a walk-on, I know I need to put in a lot of work just to get the same opportunities as some people but I’m ready to go. I’ve been doing obviously a lot of lifting, throwing with some of my high school teammates, just getting ready in every way that I can, so I’m excited. And eating well. Been working on that recently.
What schools or players are you looking forward to face?
I mean just everyone in the Pac-12. It will be an awesome opportunity to be part of the Big Game against Cal. I think it will be awesome. Just to experience Stanford. The whole experience I’m looking forward to it.
What do you plan on majoring in?
I’m not totally sure yet. I’ve been looking around and coming in undecided but I think in the next months, I’ll be able to narrow it down.
Is there a player who you mold your style of play after?
I wouldn’t say there’s any particular player I mold my play after but I just pride myself on being smart, being a leader, and I’m gonna put the work in. The rest will take care of itself I think.