Tray Blackmon plays like a man possessed. Currently ranked as the nation's #2 linebacker prospect, this LaGrange, GA athlete has drawn the attention of the nation's elite teams, and with good reason. If you haven't watched Tray Blackmon's highlight video, you need to watch it.
For Nebraska fans, Blackmon conjures images of the not-so-distant glory years when the Huskers were winning national titles with outstanding plays made by speedy linebackers named Farley and Williams. Those players wiped out opponent's plays to the outside because of their speed, and forced quarterbacks to throw before they were ready on passing downs. "Bringing it" is Blackmon's forte as well, and with 4.49-4.50 speed in the 40, combined with a bench press of 360 lbs. and a squat max of 550 lbs, he excels at it.
So where will Tray Blackmon be playing college football? Right now, his leaders are Georgia, Florida State, and Auburn, in that order. Nebraska, however, has moved up into his top six or so teams, and Blackmon states he "probably will visit" their campus to see what the Husker program is all about. First offered immediately following his junior season, his recruiting connection with the Huskers is running backs coach Randy Jordan, who "seems like a great coach." Jordan told Tray that he should "come there to get on the Black Shirt defense and help win us a championship." Nebraska, according to Blackmon, offers " a good staff, a good team, and a good program." Currently, Blackmon has not started planning his visit schedule, but has attended summer camps at Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, as well as the First and Ten camp put on by the Atlanta Falcons.
The school that shows Blackmon that it offers the best chance for him to "get a degree, play on the field, and has coaches who will coach me to get better" will likely win his commitment. The field is narrowing, will the Huskers make it to the finals? Stay tuned on this one.