Data Scout Notes: 2016: 1stC...PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott..2015: 2ndC/1stM...PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/P1stM...2014: DROYM/2ndM
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Draft Scout Quin Blanding News
12/26/16 - Cavalier free safety Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va.) announced today he would return to Virginia for his senior season in 2017. “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to stay at the University of Virginia and complete my fourth year,” Blanding said. “I am fully committed to coach Bronco Mendenhall, coach Nick Howell and the entire coaching staff and the program they are building. I am committed to my teammates and want to help lead my team to a bowl game while at UVA. “My focus has been and will continue to be helping the team get better and growing as a player. I look forward to having the opportunity to play in the NFL in the future, but my immediate focus right now is my team and contributing to a winning season in 2017. Go Hoos.”
Blanding had submitted his named to the National Football League’s College Advisory Committee for evaluation regarding potential early entry for the 2017 NFL Draft. The Committee, which includes high-level personnel evaluators from NFL clubs and directors from the league’s two sanctioned scouting organizations (National Football Scouting and BLESTO), advises underclassmen on their draft prospects before they make a formal request to the league to join the Draft. Blanding ranks No. 2 in the ACC and No. 10 in the nation with 10.0 tackles per game. Blanding recorded 120 tackles in 2016, which ranks No. 7 in the nation. His 10.0 tackles per game average and 120 total tackles are the most in the nation by a defensive back. Blanding has finished No. 2 in the ACC in tackles three seasons in a row, twice behind Kiser. - Virginia Football
12/26/16 - 2016 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): S Quin Blanding, Jr., Virginia (27),...This is the third career All-ACC honor for Blanding, which includes second-team accolades in 2014. The All-ACC accolades is the second career nods for Conte, Kiser and Mizzell. Conte was an honorable mention selection in 2015 and Mizzell earned third-team honors. Blanding (Jr., Virginia Beach, Va.) ranks No. 2 in the ACC and No. 10 in the nation with 10.0 tackles per game. Blanding recorded 120 tackles in 2016, which ranks No. 7 in the nation. His 10.0 tackles per game average and 120 total tackles are the most in the nation by a defensive back. Blanding has finished No. 2 in the ACC in tackles three seasons in a row, twice behind Kiser. - Virginia Football
05/19/16 - 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List: Quin Blanding, S, Virginia (6-2, 205, Virginia Beach, VA): All-ACC; 2nd team; All-American; 115 tackles on the season; Freshman All-American. - Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation/Lott IMPACT Trophy
12/02/15 - 2015 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): S Quin Blanding, So., Virginia, 88/150 Votes...Blanding (So., Virginia Beach, Va.) finished the regular season No. 2 in the ACC and No. 20 in the nation with 115 tackles. It’s the second year in a row Blanding finished No. 2 in the ACC in tackles after posting 123 as a true freshman in 2014. Blanding registered double-digit tackles in seven of 12 games and led UVA with 38 tackles on passing plays. The sophomore also recorded 76 of his tackles on rushing plays. He was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week after leading UVA with 15 stops against Georgia Tech. - Virginia Football
12/04/14 - 2014 ACC DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (MEDIA): Virginia safety Quin Blanding, who placed second in the overall Rookie of the Year balloting with 16 votes, received the nod as ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year. Blanding made an immediate impact in his initial college season, placing second among ACC tacklers and leading all freshmen nationally in tackles per game. Blanding’s 10.3 tackles per contest rank 17th overall nationally, and his 123 total tackles rank 12th. Nearly half of Blanding’s 123 total tackles (60) were solo stops. The 6-4, 215-pound Virginia Beach, Virginia, native also made his presence felt as a coverage defender, intercepting three passes and breaking up six. He recorded a quarterback sack and had 2.5 total tackles for lost yardage.
“Quin had an exceptional first year at Virginia, but that did not surprise us because of the total commitment he made since the first day he arrived last summer,” Virginia head coach Mike London said. “Quin comes early and stays late. He loves to learn, and you can tell that because he is a great listener. “He has been a joy to coach. As good as he was this year, he’ll be the first one to tell you he has room to improve and get better. He is very humble and demonstrates great respect for the game of football.” One of two freshmen in the nation to lead his team in tackles and the only one with 80 or more tackles, Blanding was the first Virginia true freshman to start a season opener at one of the two safety positions since Tony Blount did so in 1976. - ACC football