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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Signee profile: DL Angelo Blackson

Angelo Blackson, a 6-foot-5, 289-pound defensive tackle from Bear, Del., is Auburn's latest signee.

A rare Tigers recruit out of Red Lion Christian Academy in Delaware, the three-star Blackson is considered a sleeper from a state that doesn't normally produce big-time football talent. Although he has enough athleticism to play defensive end, he projects as a tackle at the college level.

He is a big, nimble tackle who needs to develop but might be a candidate for early playing time because of the lack of depth on Auburn's interior line. The scouting services are high on his upside.

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  • Committed: May 9, 2010
  • Recruited by: Tommy Thigpen
  • Also considered: Missouri, N.C. State, Rutgers, Temple
  • Rivals: 31 position, 2 state
  • Scout: 29 position
  • ESPN: 14 position
  • Notable: According to high school coach Dewayne Thomas, Blackson, despite his size, played safety during 7-on-7 drills at Red Lion Christian Academy.
  • Quote: "Coach Chizik seems like a very good coach. He was very excited to see me and he's willing stick his neck out for me. A kid from Delaware, and he was willing to take a risk, we will take the risk together." -- Blackson

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