Unheralded D-Lineman should impress

Sometimes injuries and other factors can prevent an athlete receiving his fair share of recruiting attention, and such is the case with Wenonah High School's Lloyd Blevins.

A 6-4, 220-pound defensive end, Blevins only played five games his junior season. But he gets after the quarterback on every play and makes it hard for offensive tackles to stop him rushing off the corner.

Clocked at 4.60 in the 40-yard dash, his speed is consistent and Blevins could play any of several positions on the college level.

Blevins totaled 50 tackles and eight sacks as a junior in less than half the season's games. Unfortunately, he missed the end of the season due to a fractured thumb. It's possible that the doctors could have wrapped up the broken bone and sent him out there, but his coach decided to hold him out.

That corrective action has resulted in a more positive approach to Blevins' senior year and a complete reversal in attitude. He is working hard in the weight room and is showing the dedication that should land him a major scholarship offer before his senior season is complete.

Already an impressive physical presence in person, Blevins has the frame to add more weight.

Blevins has a 33-inch vertical jump and has camped at Alabama. He bench presses 325 pounds and deadlifts 475. Blevins carries a 3.0 GPA and will take the ACT in April.

The Birmingham native is showing favoritism toward Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, and Southern Miss.

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