"I got there on Friday and I met the coaches and some of the players," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They are all good people. It is a great atmosphere. It is something that I would like to be around. They want to build a strong defense and that is something I could possibly help them do."
The 6-5, 290-pound defensive end notes the Tigers offered him a scholarship on his visit. "I am pretty excited about that," he says.
As a junior, he made 56 tackles with 11 stops for lost yardage. He totaled seven quarterback sacks.
In basketball he averaged 20.2 points per game as a center and power forward, but says, "Syracuse is recruiting me in basketball and I am pretty good in that sport, too, but football is the way to go."
Blackson, who notes that he is looking at Penn State and others in football, says he is interested in studying building science and that is one of the reasons why he is interested in Auburn.
"On my visit I checked out the program," he notes. "I forgot the teacher's name, but we had a whole session about it. We went over all of the stuff we needed to get into the program."
Blackson points out that he is impressed with the Tigers' defensive line coach, Tracy Rocker. "Mr. Rocker is recruiting me for Auburn," he says. "He told me when we bring you down here we are going to admit you right into this family. You will be at home."
He notes that is something that appeals to him. "I just wanted to be around great people who care," he says.