Update on 2015 QB Jose Blankenship

Here is a quick update on potential new Longhorns 2015 QB Jose Blankenship

Last week we brought you the story on 2015 quarterback Jose Blankenship (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak) being asked by Texas quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson if he wanted to be a preferred walk-on. You can read that story here.

This was obviously something Blankenship said yes to but was contingent on him getting accepted into the University of Texas.

Blankenship recently told HD that he did not get accepted into UT, but that there were still avenues left for him to gain admission.

He also said that he was traveling to Austin on Friday to speak with Shawn Watson in person and will give us a full run down after the meeting is over.

Blankenship led a team that was 5-5 in 2013 and took them to 10-4 in 2014.

He completed 146-of-237 passes (61.6 percent) for 1,978 yards 14 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also rushed 165 times for 810 yards and 13 scores.

“I would compare myself to Major Applewhite,” he said. “I’m not one of those pretty, flashy 6-4 quarterbacks. I just get the job done. I’ll put the ball where it needs to be, get yards that need to be gotten. I’m not going to come out there and style, but I’m the guy that gets the yards that need to be gotten.”

That winning-at-all-cost mentality was something Watson noticed while watching Blankenship’s film.

“Coach Watson reiterated that he had taught people before, and after watching my tape he agreed that one of the biggest things that I have is that I’m a winner,” he said.


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