By Travis Blanks.
CLEMSON, SC- Travis Blanks, one of the leaders of the 2012 class for the Tigers has agreed to do a diary with TheClemsonInsider.com. In this edition, Travis talks about participating in the US Army All Star game, his arrival at Clemson, and the departure of Clemson’s Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele.
Well I’m packing up and leaving for Clemson in just a few hours, I can’t wait to get up there later this evening and start my college career.
My mom, step dad, and cousin are coming with me to help me move in. I’m rooming with Zac Brooks and he’s moved in and ready to go so I’m excited to get set up.
I’m also excited about being able to attend the team banquet Saturday night with the 2011 team and get the chance to hang out with the team. I’m majoring in Sociology at Clemson and am very excited to get to start classes and make the transition from high school to college. I’ve always been the type of person that adapts to new environments quickly so I’m sure that will be the same when it comes to my move from Tallahassee to Clemson. I can’t wait to get to work.
I participated in the US Army All Star game earlier this month and that was a great experience. I played on national television for the first time in my life and enjoyed that a lot. My favorite part of the week had to be the whole experience; everything we were able to do was great. I roomed with Carlos Watkins there and it was great to get to know him even more and bond with a future teammate.
Yesterday when I heard of Kevin Steele leaving the program I wasn’t shocked. It is what it is; it wasn’t a huge surprise to me because this type of stuff happens in college football. Going into a program, you have to know that not very many coaches are going to stay in one place forever and I know that Coach Swinney will find a great Defensive Coordinator to replace him.