Blackman wants to visit Washington

One of the biggest, literally, quarterbacks in the state of California this year is Carson's Dominique Blackman. He had planned to take a visit to Washington for their spring game on Saturday, but was unable to get a flight back in time to attend the big Scout L.A. combine that was held on Sunday. Even though he didn't make it to Seattle this weekend, he plans a trip north soon.

"Oh yeah, I want to get up to Washington real soon," Blackman told "They are one of my favorites and I want to check them out so I can narrow things down a little. I plan to go up there in the next two weeks so I can meet with coach (Tyrone) Willingham and coach (Trent) Miles.

"Me and A.J. (Pickens) are going up there for their camp in June and I hopefully will know where I stand with them after that."

Blackman has seven offers right now -- Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Toledo, Kansas State, Iowa State and Nebraska -- and more schools are getting involved.

"USC and UCLA are talking to me quite a bit and I'm hearing from lots of different schools too," Blackman said. "Like I said, I want to get things down to a top five before my season starts so I'm going to be hitting the road hard."

Blackman had a great camp on Sunday at the Home Depot Center. He showed a big arm and good accuracy while posting a 5.16 forty time.

"I'm trying to get my forty time down a little and show I'm faster than people think," Blackman said. "It was a good camp though. Everyone came out and competed and I loved the one-on-one's because that's when you show who the real players are.

"Kemonte Bateman came out here and competed, the defensive back from Edison (Robert Golden) came down here and showed well. That's why we play this game. We all like to compete and that's why I had to be here."

Blackman said he's already started to think about some of the criteria he's looking for before he makes a commitment to a school.

"I need to see what type of support they would have for me if I got hurt and how they can get me back to being healthy," Blackman said. "I want to see what kind of academic support they have and with Washington, it's totally a positive that they have an African-American head coach and he can be kinda like a father figure to me when I leave home.

"Me and Brandon (Johnson) and Anthony (Boyles) would all be a good team up there and so the players they have around me will also be a big thing."

Other than Washington's camp, Blackman was unsure what other camps he planned to attend, but you can bet he'll show up to compete no matter when or where that camp is held.

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