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Blackmon felt at home in Indiana

Cornerback Dante Blackmon of Covington (Ga.) Eastside wasn't on the radar of too many people when he committed to Indiana late last week.
But he didn't seem to mind.
The Hoosiers knew who Blackmon was, and that's all the 5-feet-11, 183-pounder cared about.
"When I went up there, it just felt like home," Blackmon said. "The coaches treated me good. I felt like I was one of their top players. They had me No. 1 on their board at cornerback."
Blackmon considers himself a speedster.
"At my school, I ran a 4.39 [40]," he said. "Up there, they got me at 4.4 flat. I was a little hurt."
Through two games, Blackmon had nine tackles, five pass break-ups and one interception. As a receiver, he had seven receptions for 102 yards.
Blackmon also claimed offers from Buffalo and Appalachian State, he said. Additionally, he had been hearing from Marshall and UAB.
Blackmon camped at Indiana in June. His offer came shortly thereafter. Blackmon's primary recruiter has been Hoosiers assistant Brett Diersen.
"When I called him to commit, he was really happy," Blackmon said. "This is the place I wanted to be. I think I have a chance to play early. I've been thinking about doing this for a long time. They've been my No. 1 choice since they offered."