Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blanchard to visit JSU

Jacksonville State expects to have some of the best high school players in the state on campus this weekend, and one of them will be Cherokee County quarterback Coty Blanchard.

Blanchard, the son of former JSU receiver Fran Blanchard, is back in the recruiting game after retracting his verbal committment to Mississippi State for baseball. The player called MSU with his decision Sunday.

"Coty just didn't feel right about signing," Fran Blanchard said. "He decided baseball wasn't the only thing he wanted to do."

The elder Blanchard said JSU "is way up on the list," but "he's still listening to everybody and going through that part."

It is believed Blanchard will sign with the Gamecocks if he doesn't receive an SEC offer. He is expected to visit Alabama next weekend.

Even though he's back on the market, he's not swinging the door to recruiters wide open.

"We're going to see who calls first," Fran Blanchard said. "He's got a list. It's not where we're just going to run to everybody just to do it. He's excited about going to Jacksonville this week."

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