Blanks Sets Official Visit

In Nebraska's quest to fill up the 2004-2005 recruiting class, the Cornhuskers are looking for some help up the middle on defense. One individual who may be able to provide such help is Joe Blanks, a defensive tackle from Erie, PA. Blanks recently set up an official visit to the University of Nebraska and was asked what he was looking forward to.

"I really want to see the campus," said Blanks.  "I'm really starting to like the coaching staff and they seem like they're really nice.  I just want to see the atmosphere."


Blanks plans to visit on the 12th of December and is very excited about the trip because he claims Nebraska is one of his top schools to look at.  Jay Norvell is recruiting the 6' 3" 305-pound defensive lineman and Joe has taken to liking Nebraska's offensive coordinator.  "He's a real honest guy.  He just seems like a really good person." Blanks said of Norvell.  When asked what he likes about Norvell and the program, Blanks said, "The new coachinh staff.  Changing the offense to the West Coast Offense.  They're trying to change the whole program around."


When asked what the University of Nebraska offers a guy like Joe, he remarked, "Because they're known for being a powerhouse for lineman. As a whole I just think it'd be a good place for me."  Coach Norvell has told Joe that he may not be able to come in and start right away, but he's definitely capable of playing as a true freshman.  "(Coach Norvell told me) I could definitely help out my first year."


Blanks currently has interest in Akron, West Virginia, Michigan State, Iowa along with the Cornhuskers.  As of now, Akron and Nebraska have officially offered him.  When asked about a favorite, Blanks claims Nebraska with Iowa as a close second.  When asked if he would be taking all five visits, Blanks confirmed that is what he would be doing along with waiting until the end of his season to see how many offers he would get.

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