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Quin Blanding

UVa-bound 5-star safety Quin Blanding didn’t disappoint at last week’s The Opening, earning high praise for his performance at the Nike-sponsored elite combine event in Oregon. ranked the Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA) rising senior as the fourth best player at the event.

“The No. 1 safety in the country looked dominant at times in 7-on-7 play. Blanding had three interceptions on the first day of tournament play and was a leader of his defense. At 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, Blanding looked like a monster in the secondary,” wrote ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren.