S Quin Blanding Profile
The Bayside High School [Virginia Beach, Va.] junior said the defense employed by first-year defensive coordinator Brent Venables has gone a long way for Clemson.
"I just like the style of the defense they're playing right now," Blanding recently told CUTigers. "As of right now, I feel like I can go in there and be a factor along with the other players down there. It kind of fits my style of play, so that's why I picked them."
Clemson has not hosted Blanding for a visit yet, but he plans to make a visit to Tigertown in the near future. But no plans have been set.
This season, he's visited Virginia and North Carolina.
Like Clemson, both of those schools are in his top 10. So are Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Miami, N.C. State and Michigan.
"I just really had to sit down and look at the depth charts of them and just if I could see myself playing in that uniform, in that stadium, in that type of environment on that defense, and just see if it fits me," Blanding said, when listing the factors that went into his decision.
Next, he plans to cut the list to five, but has not put a timetable on it.
So far this season, Blanding has 114 tackles and five interceptions. On the offensive side of the ball, he has 1,000 yards receiving with seven touchdowns.
As a sophomore, Blanding had seven interceptions.
Nation's No. 1 safety likes Clemson
CUTigers.com Top Stories
3-22 RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comYesterday at 11:14 AM
TIGERS TEE OFF ON C OF CRed-hot ACC Player of the Week Chris Williams hit his 4th and 5th home runs in 8 days and Beer and Davidson also went yard, as #6 Clemson won its 16th of the last 18 games.
CUTigers.comTuesday at 7:48 PM
BROWNELL REMAINS AT CLEMSONDespite widespread speculation about Brad Brownell's job security after a disappointing season, he will remain at Clemson for at least one more season.
CUTigers.comMonday at 10:08 AM
TIGERS TAKE SERIES!!!Pat Krall allows just one run and #9 Clemson slugs its way to its 15th win in the last 17 games, taking 2 of 3 from #11 UVA!
CUTigers.comSunday at 4:31 PM
TIGERS LAND 4-STAR COMMIT!Defending National Champion Clemson received its 6th commitment of the 2018 class--5 of them 4-stars or better--in 4-star DE Justin Mascoll!
CUTigers.comFriday at 4:58 PM