Size: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds
Recruiting: Blanding had close to 30 scholarship offers before narrowing his list down to 10 schools. He is still considering Florida State, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio State, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Miami, Clemson, and Michigan.
Ranking: Five-star prospect; No. 1 safety; 10th ranked player in the 2014 class
Jersey: # 7 in red
Scouting Report : Although Bayside lost this game 37-7, Blanding played hard the entire time. While he is being recruited to play defense, Blanding also plays at receiver for Bayside. Against Salem, he had eight receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he made several tackles and had a few pass breakups. The elite junior does it all. Blanding showed good speed, quickness, and ball skills. He is also a leader and smart football player. Overall, Blanding really does not have a weakness in his game. Five years from now, look for him to be playing on Sunday.