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Travis Blanks

CLEMSON - Dabo Swinney doesn't look at freshman defensive back Travis Blanks like he's a first-year player.

In eight starts and 547 snaps this season at the nickel/SAM position, Blanks has 49 tackles and six pass breakups. The freshman from Tallahassee, Fla. was recently named second-team Freshman All-American by FoxSportsNext.com. "He's almost like having a guy going into his junior year," Swinney said. "That's really, kind of, how I would perceive him now, going into spring ball." A four-star...

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