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Blair names leader, swaps visit destinations

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Dontavius Blair has some things to say but, in keeping with his personality, he doesn't say them loudly. He also doesn't elaborate much. In a lot of ways, the Garden City (Kan.) Community College tackle is the stereotypical soft-spoken offensive lineman.
When he has news to share, he cuts to the chase. Blair uses few words to announce his favorite school.
"Right now I'd say Auburn is my leader," Blair said on Monday.
A four-star prospect, Blair has already seen the Auburn campus once and says he is undecided on whether or not he'll return before making his decision. He sticks to the script when he's asked what he likes about the program, though. His thoughts are short. They're concise. They certainly don't contain a world of insight.
"They have great coaches, great players and it's a great place to be around," Blair said.
There's more news as it relates to Blair's recruitment. The Sept. 14 visit he originally set to Kansas State has suddenly changed. In fact, it has vanished. Instead, Blair will use his bye week to take an official visit to Texas A&M, which has come on strong as of late.
"I talked to the A&M coach yesterday," Blair said. "We set it up for the 14th.
"They have great coaches or whatever. I don't really know too much about A&M because I haven't been down there yet. But from what I can tell over the phone, it's a great place to be."
Blair may or may not take an unofficial to K-State sometime this season, but the Wildcats will not receive an official visit. He'll straighten that out later. For now, his mind is on the three official visits he intends to take in the coming months. A&M will get one, and a pair of other SEC programs will receive the other two.
"I'm going to go to Tennessee and Ole Miss after the season, but that's all I know," Blair said. "Once I get done with my visits, I'll pick."
Considered one of the top junior college players in America, Blair is keeping his recruitment simple. Asked what's most important to him when choosing a school, he keeps it short. There's one factor and one factor only that matters at this juncture.
He outlines it in simple terms.
"Playing time," Blair said. "It's all about playing time. That's it. I honestly don't know which one I can play at the most. I know I can play a lot at Tennessee, so I want to go down there and see."
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