Q&A: 2011 DB Blake Countess

Blake Countess is one of many 2011 recruits that was on the campus of Wake Forest University last weekend. The talented cornerback from Good Counsel (MD) High School recently spoke with DeaconSports about his trip and recruitment.

DeaconSports: Last season was your first at Good Counsel. How did it go?
Blake Countess: "It went really well. I earned a starting spot by the end of the season. We won the first championship in our school's history and beat DeMatha which was big. Overall, it was a great season."

DS: What were your stats from last season?
BC: "I ended up with around 50 tackles and 20 pass breakups. I also had a kick return for a touchdown."

DS: What are you working on this off season in preparation for next year?
BC: "I am just doing a lot of training and running right now. I'm going to work with the defensive back coach on breaking on the ball better. I am going to be playing both ways next year so I am also going to work on my receiving skills."

DS: Which school are you hearing from the most at this point in your recruitment?
BC: "I have six offers right now. They are from Maryland, Wisconsin, Pitt, West Virginia, Illinois, and Notre Dame. I am also hearing a lot from Wake, Oregon, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UNC, NC State, and Boston College."

DS: How was your trip last weekend to Wake Forest?
BC: "I liked it a lot. Wake wasn't a huge place and it seems like they are like a close knit family down there. I also like the fact that they just don't blanket offer players. They just offer ones they are really interested in. I also enjoyed the tour of the academic center. Wake seems to care a lot about academics which is a real plus because it's all about getting a good education."

DS: Do you have any more visits planned?
BC: "I will be at Rutgers the next two weeks for a combine and also a 7 on 7 event. I am going to try and go by Pitt while I am up there. I also plan on visiting Notre Dame soon."

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