Blanks has closed recruiting door

Travis Blanks has been committed to Clemson since June and he has appeared to be solid since. But, last week he took a visit to UGA and that surprised many, but it appears after his visit to CU this weekend, recruiting is officially over.

"I am ready to shut the door now and I am 100 percent solid to Clemson after my official visit," said Travis Blanks.

"I did go to Georgia last weekend, but it was just for me to make sure of things. I wanted me and my mom to get up there one more time, so I did not regret that down the road. Georgia is nice, but that door is closed, and I am going to Clemson."

Blanks felt like part of the team this weekend at Clemson. The four-star defensive back out of Tallhassee (FL) North Florida Christian will be there in January 2012 and he is ready.

"It wasn't even like a recruiting visit this time for me. The coaches did not ask about UGA and they did not really recruit me, they just let me be there.

"This visit was a lot different too from my previous visits. I got to spend more time with the coaches and players and get a feel for what it will be like for me there on game-day.

"I got to be around the players a lot and I got to attend church with Coach Swinney and his family this morning. The experience for me this weekend was great and I am locked in on Clemson. I enjoyed every aspect of my visit."

He saw the Tigers defeat Florida State and he got to see one of the best atmospheres in all of college football.

"The people, the town, the fans, and the atmosphere was awesome this weekend," he said. "I saw how it is like to play there and it could not have been better.

"I have been stressed about recruiting for the last month or two, but not anymore. I am 100 percent committing to Clemson and it is not even close. I feel good about everything and I am now going to be able to focus on school and my team."

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was moved to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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