The Michigan coaching staff may have been busy putting the finishing touches on the 2007 class last Wednesday, but that's not all it was doing. Coaches were also focused on making connections with many of their top targets in 2008. Defensive back will again be high on the recruiting priority list and one of the top prospects in that position group, 6-2, 170-lb. junior Robert Blanton, had a conversation with Lloyd Carr last week.
The Butler High (Matthews, NC) star talked to Carr for the first time since his standout performance at Michigan's summer camp last June. The Wolverines headman just wanted to reiterate just how much he wanted the Tar Heel State junior in the Maize & blue.
"I talked to Coach English and Coach Carr," Blanton said. "(Coach Carr) had already offered me a scholarship. He was just calling to let me know that they still wanted me to commit and stuff like that. Coach English said pretty much the same thing. He wanted to know if I was coming up again this year for camp."
Blanton indicated that much of his team, himself included, would indeed be back in Ann Arbor this June to attend camp. The question at this point is where else might he go. With interest from top programs from all over the country, the talented youngster has an array of options. He is close to narrowing down his list of options, but has yet to come up with a firm decision timetable.
"I also talked to coaches from Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame," said Blanton. "I haven't really figured out when I'm going to make a decision yet. I'm just trying to get down to at least five and then I'll go from there. My list is about to that five now. I've got Michigan, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, USC, and Louisville. They're all equal."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Blanton in the coming months.