"It's pretty much down to Marshall and Akron," Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep defensive lineman Joe Blanks said. "Winstom-Salem is looking at me, but it's pretty much either Marshall or Akron.
"I go down to Winstom-Salem Jan. 14.
"Akron offered me in writing. Marshall hasn't offered yet. I think I'll visit both in January.
"Both of them are calling me. I talked to both of them last week."
The 6-foot-3 and 305 pound Blanks made 52 tackles during his senior season. He is the No. 33 prospect in the state of Pennsylvania in the Rivals.com player rankings.