Shawn Blaylock is one of a long line of great football players from Stephenson High in Stone Mountain Georgia. Blaylock, like his teammate and UK commit, DeMarcus Sweat, camped at Kentucky this weekend and was very impressed with what he saw.
"I wish I had a chance to go over the whole campus," said Blaylock. "The football facilities are really nice and up to date. It was a real homey environment," he said.
Like DeMarcus Sweat, the Stephenson players on UK's roster currently also play a big role in helping him make his college decision.
"(Their presence) is really important. We really do want to be at college with players we know so that we're not on an island by ourselves," said Blaylock. "With Sweat committing and guys like Jabari (Johnson) and those guys being up there, it will play out as a big factor for me," he said.
Aside from former teammates and seeing his teammate commit the camp was also fun for the Georgia receiver.
"Competing was really fun. The position coaches really taught me a lot," he said. "They just let us get out there and compete. It was a lot of competition out there. They wanted me and my teammate, DeMarcus Sweat, to go against each other," he continued.
Blaylock holds offers from Arkansas State and Middle Tennessee State at this point. He's hearing from Kentucky, South Florida and UCF at this point. And with his athleticism, it's likely that he'll pick up some other offers. At Kentucky's camp, he ran a 4.49 forty and showed an impressive 37.8 inch vertical. He also ran a 4.29 in the short shuttle.
"I'm very athletic. I can play both sides of the ball at wide receiver or corner. I am more of an intermediate route-runner. At corner, I like to play close bump and run and off man coverage," said Blaylock.
Blaylock plans to visit Kentucky against for another camp on June 12th. While Kentucky appears to be in great position, Blaylock knows he has to keep his eyes opened.
"I don't really have a timeframe for a decision. I'm going to play it out and see who else comes along. I really do want Kentucky to pull the trigger and offer. But I have to keep my options open," said Blaylock.
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