Each week this spring, RecruitingNation will take a closer look at some of the nation’s top Class of 2014 prospects from the ESPN Watch List. This week we kick things off with Charlotte (N.C.) Christian tight end Jeb Blazevich. Few people — well, other than astute recruiters — knew who Jeb Blazevich was last summer. Then the offers started pouring in. Blazevich was a self-described average receiver before he started eating — a lot.
Despite being a junior, Jeb Blazevich is a popular prospect. The 2014 Watch List tight end from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian recently hosted several coaches from colleges he is considering. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and tight ends coach Danny Pearman were at the school last week. Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton and Ole Miss tight ends coach Maurice Harris were also recently at the school. Nebraska even tried to make a run at Blazevich, to no avail.
ESPN Watch List tight end Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) named his top six schools on Twitter last week. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound junior is one of the most coveted targets in the Class of 2014 and that news left 17 programs with lumps of coal in their recruiting stockings. “It is Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama and Ole Miss,” Blazevich said. The Rebels would not have made the cut had Blazevich decided to trim the list before the football season.
Jeb Blazevich released his top six schools Tuesday. The ESPN Watch List prospect from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian said he is primarily considering Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Georgia. The junior tight end has taken visits to all of his six finalists except for Notre Dame this year. He said a trip to South Bend is in the works. Alabama has made a strong recent push for Blazevich. Crimson Tide defensive line coach Chris Rumph was at Blazevich’s school last week.
Junior or not, Jeb Blazevich is ready to pare down the schools he’s considering. The 2014 tight end prospect from Charlotte (N.C.) Christian stated via text message on Wednesday that he plans to cut his many scholarships down to six or seven schools. The ESPN Watch List prospect said he plans to announce the list sometime next week. When asked if there are any schools that will definitely be on the list, Blazevich stated, “I’m going to wait to tell everyone that list after I get a chance to tell all the schools so they don’t find out another way.
Jeb Blazevich is a 4-star 2014 tight end prospect, who appears to be very interested in the Ohio State Buckeyes, but they aren’t the only national powerhouses that have a shot at getting…
Camping at Ohio State? (per Jeb’s twitter) The Buckeyes’ will likely be looking to add a tight end in 2014 class and the top target may just be Charlotte (NC) TE Jeb Blazevich. Jeb has recently seen his recruitment “blown up” as he now holds offers from Ohio State, LSU, Virginia, Clemson, Ole Miss, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Duke, along with interest from a couple other top schools, Oregon and Clemson. Standing at 6’4″, 235 pounds, Jeb already has the ideal frame for a tight end, and he’s only a sophomore in high school. Jeb is nowhere close to a decision as of now, but by offering early, the Buckeyes are definitely in the race to land him. I will be keeping in touch with Jeb throughout his recruitment, make sure to check back for more updates on this standout 2014 tight end prospect. How did your sophomore season go? It went pretty well I caught 32 passes for 500 yards and 6 touchdowns. Nothing great, but I caught almost everything thrown to me. I also got to play both ways. …