NAME: Justin Blalock
SCHOOL: Plano East High School, Plano, Texas
TEAM RECORD: 7-4 (lost in the 1st round of the playoffs)
POSITION: Offensive tackle
WEIGHT: 340 pounds
40 TIME: 5.0 (handheld at the Texas A&M Nike camp)
VERTICAL LEAP: 26 inches
Justin had 30 to 35 offers including Texas, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Florida, Michigan, and UCLA.
He stated that the number of mostly written offers is around 45 to 50 and now includes Oklahoma and Northwestern.
His first game is August 31st against Garland High School.
He will make his decision after 3 or 4 visits probably in late December or early January.
He added Oklahoma and Florida to his list of favorites, which had included Texas and Michigan.
If he had to make his official visits, they would be to the following (his comments follow):
Texas - "The coaches are great, sincere and they have a good program. Coach Madden is an awesome guy."
Michigan - "I've always been a fan and the weather isn't that bad. They have a good program and consistently ranked in the national polls."
Oklahoma - "They are the defending national champions. There is a good chance to play early with they're turnover in offensive linemen and they have a good balanced attack."
Florida - "I want to add to my pass blocking skills and they're a good passing school that is consistently ranked."
The fifth visit would probably not be taken now.