Auburn's Main Competition: Maryland, Missouri and North Carolina State were among the colleges the early commitment considered. He chose the Tigers not long after visiting Auburn to check out the A-Day spring football game and Coach Gene Chizik's program.
Why Auburn Signed Him: Defensive tackle is a huge need for the Tigers with the top contributors at that position for the 2010 team departing. With the lack of depth up front on the defense, Blackson will have the chance to come in and earn a spot in the playing rotation this fall.
Worth Noting: A good all-around athlete who averages 20.2 per game in basketball, he attracted the attention of colleges in that sport, too, but he is focused on being a college football player for the Tigers.