|Alfred Blackmon - OL
6-4, 392, 5.2
Cuthbert, GA - Randolph-Clay
School Preferences - Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, and Michigan among others
Profile 2003 - Alfred Blackmon (OL)
Alfred Blackmon may be the biggest offensive lineman in the nation this year. He recently measured 6-4 and 392 pounds at Georgia's summer camp earlier this month. "We can't weigh him here; our scale only goes up to 350," laughed Randolph-Clay Head Coach McFather. "They got him at 392 up at Georgia though."
It's hard to picture a player of that size being effective with a lack of mobility, but Blackmon moves very well. "We've timed him at 5.2 in the forty. He has extremely good feet. He hasn't ever given up a sack, and he excels in pass protection. Last year was the first time we tried him on defense, and he has uses his hands very well to shed blocks. Colleges are looking for him to trim down a little bit and so are we for that matter. But once he does get his weight down, he's going to be special. He is extremely powerful."
Blackmon played basketball early in his prep career, but now he is focused solely on football. "He's being recruited nationally right now. Teams like Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, and Auburn are all sending him mail. He doesn't have any offers yet, but there are a lot of schools that are watching him this fall."