Blevins Takes Tour Across The Midwest

Miamisburg, Ohio, defensive back Cody Blevins toured seven Midwest schools in a nine-day period. We get his impressions on each of those stops, including a brief stay at Ohio State last week. Click here for more.

Miamisburg, Ohio, defensive back Cody Blevins was busy this past week.

In a nine-day period between March 25 and this past Saturday, Blevins (6-2, 195, 4.6) made unofficial visits to seven different schools in four different states across the Midwest. Included in that spring break tour was a stop at Ohio State for a spring practice session this past Saturday.

"It was exciting to get out there and see some places that were new to me," Blevins said. "I enjoyed being able to watch these teams go through practice."

Blevins is considered as one of Ohio's top 30 prospects. Splitting time between safety and cornerback, this rangy player had five interceptions for a 5-5 team as a junior. That total gave him 18 picks for his varsity career.

His tour began March 25 at Bowling Green.

"Their practice was fast paced," Blevins said. "They really got through quite a few things."

On March 26, Blevins saw Eastern Michigan. Then, on March 29, he went to Illinois.

"I did not get to talk with Coach Zook," Blevins said. "But I was able to see how he coaches and I liked it. He will joke with you, but when it was serious he was in there teaching."

A day later, Blevins ventured to Indiana. Then, on Thursday he went to Miami (Ohio).

"I liked the practice at Indiana," Blevins said. "They and Miami did a lot of the same things. That's probably because Coach Hoeppner came from Miami. Indiana's practice was not as fast paced as Bowling Green's but that was probably because of the teaching in their first year there. They have some holes they need to fill."

Ohio State was next this past Friday.

"I liked everything," Blevins said of OSU. "I have loved Ohio State forever. After going to one of their practices, I think they are one of the hardest working teams I've seen. It's just Ohio State, I guess.

"I talked to (assistant coach Jim) Heacock. He said he would be at my school in May and that they are interested in me."

Blevins' tour ended up at Cincinnati on Saturday.

"All of their facilities will be new by the time I would get there," he said. "I liked the tempo of their practice. I was there on a hitting day."

Blevins does not have any offers.

"Bowling Green said they do not offer until after the see game tape," Blevins said. "I got the impression they were going to offer."

He plans on attending summer camps, but his schedule is not finalized. He lists his current top five as Ohio State, Notre Dame, Bowling Green, Louisville and Purdue.

"I am going to Purdue this weekend," Blevins said. "I was at their Junior Day before. I'm going to see their practice this weekend. Then, in a couple of weeks, I'll be going to Louisville. And I'm going to Notre Dame for their spring game April 23."

In regards to what makes him a special player, Blevins said, "I have a nose for the ball. That is probably my game. I find the ball and go after it. That's about it. I make sure I'm near the ball at all times."

With his size, Blevins could play any number of positions at the college level.

"I have been hearing some schools talk about recruiting me as a linebacker," he said. "Hey, whatever will get me on the field. I just want to play college football."

Blevins holds a 3.3 GPA and scored a 19 on the ACT. He will retake that test and will also take the SAT this spring.

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