Recruiting: Blackmon Has OSU Offer

One of the biggest stories this season in Oklahoma high school football pertaining to recruiting has been the meteoric rise of Ardmore Plainview High School wide receiver/safety Justin Blackmon. The 6-3, 195-pound speedster is a physical player and this season helped lead Plainview all the way to the Class 3A semifinals before they lost to Kingfisher last Saturday.

In doing that he has captured the attention of college football coaches with his huge performance. He finished the season with 57 receptions for 1,532 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 19 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns. On defense at safety, he had 37 total tackles with seven interceptions and four of those returned for touchdowns. It took a heckuva defense to slow him down.

"Kingfisher has a good defense," said Blackmon, who is fairly quiet and humble about his accomplishments.

He is also hard working as he wasted no time and went right into basketball practice Monday, another sport where he is attracting college attention.

"I really want to play football," said Blackmon. "Wide receiver or safety it really doesn't matter. I guess I'd really like to play at wide receiver."

Blackmon said he is just starting to look at the calendar and set up visits. "I have offers right now from OSU, Colorado, Missouri, and Northern Iowa," he said.

Blackmon starts basketball season on Friday and Saturday of this week and fitting in the visits with the basketball schedule will be tricky. There is no doubt he will get plenty of urging from the college coaches, and the offers are likely not finished coming in.

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