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Quin Blanding
Safety
6-4, 210
Virginia Beach, Va. (Bayside HS)

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Played safety and wide receiver at Bayside High School for former head coach Darnell Moore and current head coach Jon White … named Tom Lemming’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year with fellow UVa recruit Andrew Brown … Parade All-America honorable mention ... ESPN 300 recruit ... Rivals.com’s No. 5 recruit … 247Sports.com’s No. 8 recruit … ESPN.com's No. 10 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 3 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia ... No. 1 safety recruit in the nation according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ... Under Armour first-team All-American ... MaxPreps.com second-team All-American … second-team USA Today All-USA … Beach District co-Defensive Player of the Year … Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater first-team at safety … rarely thrown at on defense and had 118 tackles in 2013 … played four positions on offensive (QB, RB, TE, WR) as a senior and piled up 1,116 all-purpose yards … took part in Nike's The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. during the summer of 2013 and 2012 … was one of three Class of 2014 recruits to take part in Nike’s The Opening in 2012 … appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... also played in the Chesapeake Bowl … made 111 tackles and five interceptions as a junior … son of Kevin Blanding and Cory Lee … father Kevin played football at NCAA Division II Glenville State (W.V.) for current Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez … has two older sisters, Jordan Lee and Myki Lee … sister Jordan Lee currently serves in the Navy aboard the USS Oscar Austin, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer … mother, Cory Lee, named him after the folk-rock song titled “The Mighty Quinn”… has an affinity for colorful socks … attended the same high school as current Cavaliers Henry Coley, Anthony Cooper, Taquan Mizzell and Demetrious Nicholson.

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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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