Interest For Blair Grows

Brendan Blair rushed for 799 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, helping Sto-Rox to the WPIAL Class A title game.

Brendan Blair has a couple offers from Central Florida and Temple, and he's got his sights set on possibly adding a few more.

Blair is a first cousin of former Pitt basketball player DeJuan Blair and Cincinnati linebacker Greg Blair. Pitt is definitely on the camp schedule, as are a few others.

"We went to Toledo, Temple and Pitt in the spring," Maurice Blair, Brendan's dad said. "We are going to West,Virginia on the 16th (of June) for their camp. We might go to Cincinnati. We're hearing from Bowling Green, too."

Even though he's got the Temple offer, Blair has been invited to Temple's camp to be held at Penn Hills High School. The Temple coaches, specifically Terry Smith, would just like him to meet the rest of the coaching staff. Pitt has been showing some increased interest with running backs coach Desmond Robinson and quarterbacks coach Brooks Bollinger visiting his school in recent weeks.

"We got a bunch of schools that want to come visit," Maurice Blair added. "He's really going to make official visits to the schools that offer. Pitt, Toledo, Temple, West Virginia, Bowling Green, those are the schools he really likes right now. Those are schools in the five-hour radius."

Brendan talked specifically about Pitt and Temple, and his relationship with the two coaching staffs so far.

"It's going all right," Brendan said of Temple. "I've been talking with Terry Smith a lot. They actually ran me through some routes, and told me some stuff to work on, to get better with and what to work on before the camp.

"Pitt, it went to watch one of their spring practices, for an hour. The running backs coach, Desmond Robinson, he was at my school a couple weeks ago. He'll be back to look at us."

Blair also said his visit to West Virginia will be his first trip there. Tony Gibson is recruiting him for the Mountaineers.

Aside from recruiting, Blair is already excited for his senior season, looking to build off his team's appearance in the WPIAL Class A Championship game last year.

"We have started already," Blair said. "We've been to the championship game two years in a row. This year, we expect nothing less."

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