- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
John Plattenburg (Corona, Calif./Centennial) has been playing football since he was six years old, pouring countless hours on and off the field into the game he loves. But as it turns out, it took just six games for Plattenburg to establish himself as one of the most highly-recruited players in the state.
Plattenburg moved to California following his freshman season at Houston Lamar High School. In his two years at Centennial, he has played a number of positions. He grew up playing running back and safety -- running back because he had a passion for offense, safety because he was so athletically gifted, as he could simply run down any opponent who broke loose.