Premier ‘12 DB enjoys Tigertown

One of the nation's top defensive backs in the 2012 class made the drive up from Tallahassee for the first time since a visit last fall.

S Travis Blanks Profile

CUTigers caught up with North Florida Christian (Tallahassee) junior Travis Blanks shortly after he finished the visit on Saturday night.

"It was nice. I didn't expect them to blow Florida State out like that, but it was a pretty nice atmosphere," he said.

His first visit to Clemson was in the fall for the Miami game. Saturday's trip allowed him to check out a few things that he was unable to see then.

"The last time I came, I didn't get to see the campus or anything," Blanks said.

The Scout.com four-star safety is spending the night in Clemson before starting the drive back home. He arrived to Clemson on Saturday morning, sometime close to 9:30. The visit ended later that night.

"I'm not sure, but I think we're going to head back tomorrow morning," Blanks said.

Was there anything that stood out to you on the trip?

"Just hanging out with all the coaches and stuff, just touring the campus," he said.

Blanks briefly spoke one-on-one with head coach Dabo Swinney. Most of his conversations were with defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, recruiter of record Jeff Scott and defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison.

"It was fun, the visit was pretty fun," Blanks said.

Georgia also received a visit this month. A few others could be in store over the next few months.

"I'm planning a couple of more visits, but I'm just kind of playing as I go," Blanks said.


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