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NFC Grad and Football Standout Declares for NFL Draft

Posted on January 6, 2016

NFC Grad and Football Standout Declares for NFL Draft

Former North Florida Christian (NFC) football standout and Clemson redshirt-junior linebacker Travis Blanks confirmed on Tuesday that he will enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

In his senior year at NFC he led the football team to a victory in the Florida 2A state championship game after an undefeated season.In addition to playing safety on the NFCS football team, Blanks was also a member of the National Honor Society.TBpic

Coming out of NFCS, Blanks was rated as the #15 overall player and the #2 safety in the nation by ESPN.com.

“I’ve graduated, and I’m going to enter the NFL Draft,” Blanks said. “Just everything that I have gone through in the past two years with the injuries ( is the reason). Being able to come back and be consistent and have a full healthy year with fifteen games played a part. People don’t know how hard that is, number one. Number two, just coming back from the injuries, I just feel like the right time for me is now if I want a legitimate chance to achieve my lifelong dream playing in the NFL. I think the time is right. That’s pretty much all there is to it.”

Blanks went on to say that he has been praying about the decision since the summertime.

“After I came out of surgery,” he said, “I knew I would have to start thinking about my near future.”

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