October 19, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Caleb Blanchard

Caleb Blanchard is a 6’4” 188 lbs. wide receiver for Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, LA. Caleb bench presses 260 lbs. and power cleans 230 lbs.

 

How long have you been playing football and what got you started playing?

I started playing when I was younger. I love basically everything about football. I love the challenge of the game. I love learning how to get open in different coverages, and making big plays and winning games.

 

What has football taught you?

It has taught me how to face adversity, mainly. I knew it could bring to places I’ve never been before. I’ve learned how to take a loss and find a solution rather than to focus on the problem.

 

What is the strong point of your game?

I’m an aggressive football player. When I’m on the field, it’s like the full moon is out. The monster is going to come out of me, like, if I’m not open, I’m open just throw it to me and I am going to go and get it.

 

What will you bring to a college program that will set you apart from other recruits?

The main thing about me is my character, and the way I grew up and the way I was raised. I’d say that will be what sets me apart.

 

Is there a college or professional player you compare your game to?

I have some Julio Jones, some Jerry Rice and some Michel Thomas in my game.

 

Who has been the biggest influence on you as a football player?

Coach Luquet, our former head coach. He always kept me encouraged and told me to keep working hard and I would get to where I wanted to be.

 

Is there a gameday ritual you use on Fridays?

I watch Julio Jones highlights to get myself fired up.