5 Star LB Shuffling Favorites

Tray Blackmon is arguably the most dominating player in the state of Georgia and he was recently awarded 5-star status by TheInsiders team of recruiting analysts. With those kinds of accolades, it should come as no surprise that teams across the country are practically beating down his door for a chance to sign the Grangers star to a scholarship. Who's in the best shape to nab the LaGrange native now?

"My top five is Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, Kentucky and Mississippi State. Georgia and Auburn are my leaders," Tray Blackmon said.

The last time I spoke to Tray, he named Kentucky and Georgia as his two favorites. Why have the Auburn Tigers supplanted the Wildcats at one of those spots?

"I went to the passing league at Auburn and I got to meet with their coaches a little more than I have with any other school. It's only 45 minutes from my house and they have good academics also."

Mark Richt's Bulldogs have been the one constant fixture at the top of Blackmon's list and that doesn't look as if it will be changing any time soon.

"I like Georgia a lot. They have a real nice team, nice facilities, and good coaches. I feel like I fit in there."

What stands out about the other three teams in Tray's top five?

Florida State: "They have a good team. I talked to the coaches and I want to take an official visit there."

Kentucky: "I think I have a better chance to play at Kentucky than anywhere else. Coach Joker Phillips really cares about his players too."

Mississippi State: "I want to visit there and see what it's like. A couple of LaGrange players went there before."

Will the west Georgia star be attending any camps this summer?

"I'm not going to go to any camps. We have a two-a-days and our Ironman competition coming up at the school and I'm focusing on that."

What is Blackmon looking forward to the most about the start of his senior season?

"I'm just ready to get going. I want to be a leader that helps take my team all the way again this year. I like us being the ones with the targets on our backs."

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