"When I talked to coach (Dennis) Erickson one-on-one he told me how much they wanted me and that I could play as a true freshman. They said they like my size, big hands and how well I ran my routes. I know I have to work on my technique more before I get there."
Erickson added that he would like Blandin's commitment sooner rather than later, and while the wide receiver stated last week that he could commit while on his visit to Tempe, it now appears that this decision will take place Monday afternoon.
"I was there with two of my coaches and we all liked it a lot," Blandin remarked. "I just wanted to go back home and talk everything over with them and my mom. I'm going to commit tomorrow after school."
As a junior for the 8-3 Jackrabbits Blandin collected 356 receiving yards averaging over 15 yards a catch and scored three touchdowns. Ironically, Blandin's only other offer to date comes from Northern Arizona but some of ASU's Pac-12 foes have been pursuing Blandin as well such as UCLA, Washington and Oregon State. Nebraska, Georgia and LSU.
Blandin added that he plans to visit ASU one more time this month (likely for the spring game) and also plans to attend ASU's camp in June. With a handful of other Long Beach Polly players in attendance yesterday the wide receiver stated that after his pledge to the maroon and gold he will work on having them join him in Tempe.
"We all felt at home over there," Blandin stated. "I'm going to try and have them all commit tomorrow. Why not?"