"The atmosphere, support, great relationship with the coaches and the work outs really caught my attention to," Blanton said when asked about his college choice. "There's just a lot of opportunity there."
"I feel like if I go there and I work hard I can make an impact," he added. "Also if basketball doesn't take me far, they have my field, sports management or sports broadcasting."
"I think I kind of had an idea that I wanted to go there," Blanton said. "I just wanted to experience it first before I was going to decide. After the visit I knew that was it."
Blanton joins three-star guard Marcus Stroman to make up South Carolina's current 2014 recruiting class.