Blackman Talks on Latest Top Five

Carson (Calif.) quarterback Dominique Blackman (6-4.5, 225), has a Pac-10 slant to his updated top five, including both of the local schools, and he gives a timetable on when he could make a decision...

Carson (Calif.) quarterback Dominique Blackman (6-4.5, 225) has been adding offers in the recent weeks, Hawaii and Oregon becoming the latest to offer the lefty.

"Texas Tech, Kansas State, Iowa State and Nebraska have all offered me and Washington said a letter should be coming soon with an offer," said Blackman. "I also have a verbal offer from UCLA. And I've been feeling a lot of love from USC too."

Blackman said that while quarterbacks tend to make an early decision, he would like to take his time and wait.

"I could wait until Signing Day because that's when I feel I'll be ready," said Blackman. "Now if I get a written offer from a school I want to go to, I could decide sooner."

Blackman said that his top five was Arizona, Kansas State, UCLA, USC and Washington.

"It's in no order right now, those are just the five I really like," said Blackman. "LSU has also been showing me some love and if they offered I could see myself there too. USC, if they offered me, with some of the receivers that they have, that could be the school for me."

Blackman has been to three Junior Days so far: San Diego State, USC and UCLA.

"They've all been pretty cool to go to," said Blackman. "I've been talking a lot with the coaches and they want me to come to their camps and show what I can do. I still have a lot to prove because I run a 4.94 forty and I have to prove I'm faster than that."

Blackman participated the past two weekends in the Air 7 Camp in San Marino.

"I did pretty well there and I think I showed that I have one of the strongest arms," said Blackman. "Me, Dayne Crist and Nick Crissman were all battling for number one quarterback all weekend."

Blackman said he was likely going to one of the Nike Camps in California and he will be at the Combine next month in his hometown. Last year, as a sophomore, he participated at the Combine in Los Angeles.

"I've improved a whole lot since that day," said Blackman. "I was just trying to get comfortable that day but now I'm a different quarterback since I was at the combine as a sophomore. Going to the Army Combine (where he was named the top quarterback) has showed me I can compete with the best in the nation. I'm ready to show what I can do there."

Blackman finished his 2006 junior campaign completing 123-of-215 pass attempts for 1,673 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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