Blaylock twins visit Louisville

Daron and Zach Blaylock aren't household names just yet, but they soon will be. The twins from Marietta, Ga., are considered two of the top 2012 prospects in the south and are starting to make names for themselves. The Blaylock's visited Louisville this weekend, and Daron, a talented linebacker, spoke with InsideTheVille.com about the experience.

Daron and Zach Blaylock aren't household names just yet, but they soon will be. The twins from Marietta, Ga., are considered two of the top 2012 prospects in the south and are starting to make names for themselves.

Daron, 6'1, 220, and Zach, 6'1, 190, had a busy summer visiting potential colleges. Saturday, the twins made an unofficial visit to Louisville to check out Charlie Strong's program.

"I liked it," Daron Blaylock said. "I like the coaches and the facilities were great. We got in Louisville at 2 o'clock in the morning and hung out [at UofL] from 8 to 12. We went to one of their practices and after that we went to their indoor facility and all the coaches came in and we talked to them all."

Blaylock said Louisville asked he and his brother to attend their Junior Day, but couldn't because of a schedule conflict. Since then, Strong's coaching staff has impressed Blaylock's step-father, John Woods, who took the twins on their visit to Louisville.


2012 standout Zach Blaylock.
"Daron and Zach seemed to really like it," Woods said. "Charlie Strong spent a lot of time with them before and after practice. Daron and Zach were really impressed with the coaching staff and facilities.

"I think that staff is going to do real well up there. Coach [Brian] Jean-Marie (who is recruiting the Blaylock's) said they were coming down within the next two weeks to see Daron and Zach again and [look] at their transcripts."

"I felt like the [facilities] were great and that I could spend my college years there," Blaylock said. "I felt like I could fit in and everything. I really liked it. [Zach] was impressed, too."

The twins also had a chance to speak with Strong during their visit.

"We talked to him," Blaylock said. "We went into their weight room and met the the strength coach and Coach Strong came in before he went out to practice. He's a good guy. I feel like I get along with him. He's a good coach."

The Blaylock twins told Scout.com this month that Florida and Clemson were the top two schools standing out early in the recruiting process. Where does Louisville fit into the mix?

"[Louisville] gave me a really good impression yesterday," Blaylock said. "So they're up there. Louisville is a school we're considering."

Blaylock said Louisville is recruiting him as a linebacker, while the Cardinals envision his brother at safety. Blaylock said he's hoping to receive an offer from Louisville.

"Daron and Zach have high interest in Louisville," said Woods, who added the twins would probably return for a game this season. "They really liked Charlie Strong."

Daron and Zach are the sons of former NBA guard Mookie Blaylock.


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