Mickey Plyler began covering recruiting in 1986 but started his first business, Plyler's Football Recruiting Service, in Columbia, SC in 1993. For three years PFRS published monthly newsletters covering the ACC and SEC schools. During his first three years, Plyler traveled over 50,000 miles personally scouting prospects over the Southeast.
In 1996, Plyler joined Bill King of WLAC radio in Nashville, TN to form The Southeastern Recruiting Alliance. The SRA published the nation's first monthly football recruiting magazine. The SRA had a subscription base and was sold in over 60 newsstands throughout the Southeast.
In 1999, Plyler started www.mickeyplyler.com. The website covered football recruiting for the ACC and SEC schools. The website averaged over one million hits a month starting in its first month.
As part of the promotions for the publications and the website, Plyler was a guest on 10-15 sports talk radio shows per week. In 1999, he was offered his own radio show at WCCP-FM in the Upstate of South Carolina. He has hosted an talk show covering the entire sports field for the last ten years. For WCCP-FM Plyler has hosted pre and post game shows for Clemson athletics as well as a very popular Sunday Night Recruiting show that featured as many as 40 players each week live. His daily show can be heard live each weekday from 6-9 AM EST at www.wccpfm.com or 104.9 in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Plyler now has a blog on the website of www.tigernet.com, that covers Clemson athletics that averages between 10,000 and 50,000 readers per day. He has done play-by-play and color for radio and TV for college and high school athletics in North and South Carolina.
He has been honored to speak at Touchdown/Quarterback Clubs in Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, Anderson, SC, Greenwood, SC, Spartanburg, SC, Greer, SC, Savannah, GA and Gainesville, FL.