Bloodlines: The Tulsa Union high-schooler comes from a football family. Two of his brothers play college football and his father, Bill Blankenship, is one of the most respected prep coaches in the state of Oklahoma.
But where does Blankenship stand at this point in the recruiting process?
The 6-3, 235 pound blue-chip prospect does not have a top five at this point, yet lists Texas A&M, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Colorado, Nebraska and Colorado State as a few of his favorites. But he also digs the schools who've stepped up with offers, too.
As for his other faves, they want to see Blankenship during his senior year before extending 'ships.
Thoughts on his favorite schools?
Texas A&M: "I really like their tradition, their academics and their game-day environment."
Arkansas: "I love the rowdy crowds at their home games and I liked their summer camp that I attended."
Texas Tech: "I like their coaches, their school and their team. I want to learn more about them."
Colorado: "Their school is located in a cool area and I am a fan of their team."
Nebraska: "I love their defensive-style and the way they fly to the ball. It would be a great place to play."
Colorado State: "They have a good coaching staff. They really relate to their players well."
Back to Tech...
What's the interest level in the Red Raiders and what kind of chance do they have for an official visit?
"I have a high interest in Texas Tech and they have a really good shot at getting one of my official visits," Blankenship told RP.
The Oklahoma pass rusher is looking to sign with a school that has great coaches, good team chemistry and a great college football environment. He said he'll take all five of his official visits and will not make a decision before the end of the season.