Blair talks early offers, recruiting

So far this offseason, Garden City OT Dontavius Blair (6-7, 300) has proven to be a hot commodity, already hauling in three offers with more seemingly just around the corner. caught up with the rising offensive line prospect and he updated us on how his offseason has progressed...

"I have offers from Kansas State, Tennessee and Mississippi State right now and I'm talking to a bunch of other schools," Blair told "I have been talking a lot with South Florida, Auburn and a few others and I'm getting a lot of letters from other schools."

As a freshman this past season, Blair started seven games at left tackle while splitting time with a redshirt sophomore who started ahead of him.

"When I got here, they have a rule in Kansas that you can only have a certain amount of out-of-state guys on your roster, so I had to fight against that rule to get on the team," Blair, an Alabama native, said. "I had to make the team and be one of the 15 out-of-state guys who made the team and then there was a guy who had been here a couple of years already who was playing.

"They would move him to guard sometimes, so that is when I got to play and then I started like six or seven games."

With his long arms and outstanding feet, Blair has the skills to be a solid left tackle prospect and because of his lean frame, he still has plenty of room to grow.

"I'm 6'7" and 300 now, but I want to get bigger and get stronger this offseason," Blair said. "I definitely have room to grow and I'm working on doing that right now."

On the academic side, Blair has been hard at work getting his courework completed so he's on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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