Blue Springs South head coach Greg Oder confirmed to ShowMeMizzou.com that Blanton had committed to the Tigers.
"Kendall did commit today," said Oder in response to Blanton's possible verbal to the Tigers.
Shortly following that I was able to talk to Blanton about his commitment.
"I went up to Mizzou's junior day on March 2nd and it was great! They really treated me like family and I got to talk to a lot of coaches including Coach Pinkel. I as hoping for an offer, and then last Tuesday I called Coach Hill and he offered me. It didn't take long for me to know what I wanted to do, which was to commit to Missouri",said Blanton.
The big tight end prospect, whose father Jerry played for the Kansas City Chiefs for seven years, spoke about why he chose the Tigers.
"I wanted to commit as soon as they offered me, but I knew I had to talk things over with my Mom and Dad. Ever since I was young me and my friends have followed Mizzou and watched them on TV. They have always been a good program and have won. I have always had a lot of repsect for Coach Pinkel and the football program. Plus, it's close to home. Mom likes them and so does Dad. I'm very happy to be a Tiger,"he said.
Kendall said that the Tiger coaches told him that they were going to throw him the ball. Something he didn't have done a lot this past season.
'We had two great running backs this past year, so we played to our strengths,"said Blanton. "I didn't mind. I will do anything for my team and will take that attitude to Missouri. However, I do know that Missouri's last three TE's are all in the NFL. So, them telling me that they like my size and my hands and want to throw the ball to their tight ends and including me helped make my decision an easy one,"he said.
Besides Missouri, Kendall Blanton was also hearing from Kentucky and Tulsa.
He said that he plans to major in either criminology or sports marketing.
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