Blanks and Battle Added to Football Roster
Clemson, SC—Two more mid-year enrollees were added to the Clemson roster on Tuesday when Travis Blanks, a defensive back from Tallahassee, FL and Isaiah Battle, an offensive tackle from Saint George, Virginia, attended class. That gives the Clemson program seven new scholarship players on the roster for the spring semester who will be able to participate in spring practice.
Below is a short bio on the two new student-athletes who are not a part of the Clemson football program.
Travis Blanks…6-1…195…Defensive Back…Tallahassee, FL
Ranked as number-12 overall player and the number-two safety in the nation by ESPN.com, he is a four-star player by that service…Tom Lemming lists Blanks as the #19 overall player in the nation…ranked as number-two cornerback and #33 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, which also lists Blanks as a four-star player…played in the US Army All-America game…ranked as #2 player in Florida by ESPN…ranked as #6 safety in the nation by Scout.com…his North Florida Christian team won the state championship in Florida…ranked as number-one player among the Super 60 in the Orlando area by the Orlando Sentinel…honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated for 2011 season when he missed five games due to a pulled hamstring…as a junior had 104 tackles, four interceptions, 35 receptions and eight reception touchdowns…recruited to Clemson by Jeff Scott.
Isaiah Battle…6-7…265…OT…St. George, VA
Ranked as the nation’s No. 5 prep school prospect and a four-star recruit by Rivals…comes to Clemson from Fork Union Military…attended Blue Ridge High School in Virginia, he was #59 offensive tackle in the nation by ESPN…two-time first-team all-state selection at Blue Ridge High…originally from Brooklyn, NY...had 67 tackle and seven sacks as a senior…had 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a junior…first-team All-Virginia Independent Conference as a senior…coached by del Smith at Blue Ridge…recruited as a college football player and basketball player… recruited to Clemson by Danny Pearman.