DB Travis Blanks (6-1 195) of Tallahassee has over 30 offers from across the country that include Clemson, USC, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Southern Cal, Ohio State, and Notre Dame. “I’ve pretty much got offers from all the big schools,” said Blanks. “Clemson is one of the top schools for me.” Blanks says he does not attend junior days but did take an unofficial visit to Clemson in January. “That’s the last trip I’ve taken,” he said. “I spent the weekend up there. I’ve got a good relationship with Jeff Scott and all of the coaches. It’s a nice place.” Blanks will visit Auburn next week for a couple of days. He says he would like to visit USC as well. As a junior, Blanks had 104 tackles and four interceptions. On offense, he caught 36 balls for 453 yards and eight touchdowns. “I’m pretty much being recruited on defense,” he added. Blanks does not have a favorite.
LB Nick Dawson (6-3 220) of Charlotte has received eleven offers that include Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, North Carolina, NC State, Auburn, Miami, Tennessee, an Vanderbilt. USC has shown interest but they have not offered. Dawson has taken two visits to Clemson in the last few months and says he is interested in the Tigers. “I was there for the Miami game and I went to junior day on March 5th,” said Dawson. “Coach (Danny) Pearman always has a good word for me. I like what coach (Kevin) Steele told me about their defense. He says I’m what they’re looking for at middle linebacker. I just like the way they treat me.” Dawson has visited North Carolina, NC State, Alabama, Louisville, and Kentucky and will visit Auburn on the 26th of this month for a junior day. “I’m not going to rush the recruiting process,” he said. “I’m wide open.” As a sophomore, Dawson totaled 93 tackles and seven interceptions. As a junior, he had 113 tackles, seven for loss, six forced fumbles, and an interception.
OL Javarious Leamon (6-6 277) of Woodruff has five offers and is expecting more, says his coach Brian Lane. “South Carolina was the first to offer him and then Clemson offered him as well,” said Lane. His other offers are from Auburn, Tennessee, and East Carolina. “Florida actually called last night about him,” said Lane. “They said they are getting involved with him and I think Georgia may be close to offering. When the national champs (Auburn) offers you, that makes everybody stand up and look.” Lane says Leamon had his first year of significant playing time last season so he is still somewhat unknown. “He is really athletic and has long arms,” said Lane. “He explodes through and finishes his blocks. That’s what people are starting to notice.” Leamon is getting looks from Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas, and Texas A&M as well. He attended junior days at Clemson and USC. According to Lane, he does not have a favorite.