Blazevich Talks Recruiting

2014 tight end Jeb Blazevich from Charlotte, NC, hopes to get to know more about MD this summer.

Jeb Blazevich is only halfway done with his high school career, but the 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end has already received offers from 13 college programs.

Blazevich, a native of Charlotte, N.C., has offers from Duke, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Virginia. He has unofficially visited Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and South Carolina and is planning on also visiting Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Clemson for camps this summer, yet he still does not have a list of favorites.

“I need to start working on that,” Blazevich said. “I don't feel like I know enough right now about colleges and college football to really narrow it down.”

Aside from receiving all those offers, Blazevich has spent the off-season working on making the transition from wide receiver to tight end. He has also seen the field as a linebacker at Charlotte Christian, though he is being recruited as primarily a tight end, according to Blazevich. During the regular season last year, Blazevich had 32 receptions for 513 yards, five touchdowns and a two-point conversion according to

“I've put on about 40 pounds and I'm just ready to get back into the swing of things,” said Blazevich. “The biggest thing this off-season was just weight gain and just getting bigger because I'm moving from wideout to tight end. But besides that, just the little things, being bigger, faster, stronger, meaner and making those little cuts. And other little things like catching and route running.”

Blazevich is accustomed to playing in different offensive schemes at Charlotte Christian, which moved out of the spread offense to a more pro-style offense that may have more two tight end sets next year, according to Blazevich.

“Right now I play tight end, but things change,” Blazevich said. “I don't know what I'll be. I could grow into a center. I just think that I'm going to have an open mind and become more athletic.”

Blazevich said that he likes Jimmy Graham, the tight end of the New Orleans Saints. Similar to Blazevich, Graham plays the tight end position but also poses a threat to opposing defenses as a pass catcher, something that Blazevich prides himself on.

“I feel like the biggest thing I offer is being dependable,” Blazevich said. “If the ball goes up, I'm going to catch it. Give me a time to be there, I'm going to be there. I'm going to work hard.”

While Blazevich has received an offer from Maryland, he admits that he does not know too much about the school, other than it is “a great university,” according to Blazevich.

“The one thing I do know, that they got great academics,” said Blazevich. “But besides that, I don't really know much about them yet. I saw one of the first games where they were showing the new jerseys. I personally liked them. I understood that sometimes something crazy like that and fun to do, it might distract the players, but I think they're doing a good job of just hanging with it and being like, you know what, we're just going to wear whatever.”

Blazevich does not see distance or location as being a factor in his decision, meaning that schools such as North Carolina, Duke and South Carolina are not favorites by any means.

“I believe the Good Lord will put me wherever He wants me to go,” said Blazevich. “I don't believe in distance or temperature or anything because those things I can adapt to so it doesn't matter.”

He still has another whole year before his senior season in which more offers will probably be coming his way, but Blazevich already knows what he wants from the program that he will ultimately sign with.

“A coach with integrity is very important,” Blazevich said. “A coach with integrity who can develop me as a player and as a person. Also just a winning season and a winning tradition.”

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