2012 four-star DB visiting Louisville

While Louisville is still putting the finishing touches on their 2011 recruiting class, Charlie Strong's program will host four-star 2012 Tallahassee (FL) North Florida Christian star defensive back Travis Blanks this weekend.

Four-star 2012 defensive back Travis Blanks told InsideTheVille.com that he will visit Louisville this weekend to watch the Cardinals play Memphis and check out Charlie Strong's rebuilding program.

"We're going to fly up Saturday. I'll get there right before kickoff and we're going to tour the school Sunday morning," Blanks said. "I basically want to look at the campus and see what the program is about. I also want to see the game-day atmosphere. It's a pretty good program and what Coach Strong has going on interests me."

Louisville assistant Ron Dugans, a former star at Florida State, has laid the groundwork for the Tallahassee (FL) North Florida Christian standout's upcoming visit.

Travis Blanks
"I keep in touch with Coach Dugans and from what I know of them [Strong] they're a couple of good guys and I want to go up there and build a relationship and meet everybody," Blanks said.

Blanks said Louisville is recruiting him as a corner, and likes his, "size, athletic ability, work ethic and ability to play full speed." He says Strong's program interests him because of the opportunity to make a quick impact.

"I'm just looking for a good atmosphere with the people I'm going to be around for the next four years," Blanks said. "Now, more than ever, just the opportunity to play because it's all about getting to the next level. So I don't want to go somewhere I have to sit down for a couple years. I want to come in and have an opportunity to play."

Blanks has been active with his recruitment lately and has made several unofficial visits this fall. "Every weekend I've been somewhere," Blanks said. "I went to Florida State, Auburn, Clemson, Alabama and I'll probably get up to Georgia and a couple other schools pretty soon."

Blanks said Louisville, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Florida State, USF, South Carolina are his main offers at present.

"I don't have any favorites right now," Blanks said. "I have eleven offers right now. I'm still getting a lot of new offers so I'm just taking visits and seeing who I like. I won't start eliminating schools yet."

Blanks, who plays wide receiver and free safety, said he's scored seven touchdowns, made three interceptions and a "bunch" of tackles this season. "I'm doing real good," Blanks said.

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