August 7, 2007

Big goals for Blanton

As Notre Dame hit the practice field, one of its top commitments started hitting.

And for cornerback Robert Blanton, those full pads couldn't have come soon enough. The Notre Dame pledge opened fall camp last week with his Butler teammates, but Monday was when the talented Bulldogs strapped it up for good.

"We get to see who's a man out there and who's a sissy," Blanton said. "We just want to get out there and ball."

Blanton can't wait to help Butler improve on last year's 12-3 mark, the best season in the program's history. On paper, Butler has the talent to do it with Blanton and two other top defensive backs on the roster in Eddie Whitley, a Virginia Tech commitment, and four-star safety Spencer Adams, who holds offers from Florida, Georgia, Miami and Michigan. Quarterback Jacob Charest, who holds offers from Oregon, Louisville, Illinois and Iowa, should test that secondary in practice on a daily basis.


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