(Wharton, NJ) October 25, 2011 – Travis Blanks of North Florida Christian High School, Tallahassee, FL, has been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will be presented by American Family Insurance. The game will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Travis is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at North Florida Christain High School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Travis possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Blanks is currently rated as the #6 safety in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Blanks is committed to play at Clemson.
Scout Eval: "He's a very good safety who is around the ball a lot. He has good instincts, can hit like a truck, and has the hips and footwork to drop down to corner and cover extremely well. He may be better suited to play safety in college because of his size and physical style of play. He also has very good ball skills and is one of the area's top wide receivers. As a DB prospect, he's one of the best in the entire state of Florida." - Mike Bakas
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Chad Calder (Left), Travis Blanks (Right)