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February 02, 2011

CCU Football Recruit Profile | TB/SE/TE Colton Blackburn (N.C.)

**As National Signing Day arrives, The Roost will continue introducing Coastal Carolina's 2011 football recruiting class one by one.**

Coastal Carolina has a slew of tight end types in its 2011 recruiting haul, and Colton Blackburn could be another one -- or he could end up as a running back or a split end or ...

Well, even his high school coach is uncertain about what position Blackburn -- a 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect from Avery County High School in Newland, N.C. -- will end up playing for the Chanticleers.

"Coach [David] Bennett also mentioned to me that Cole is the kind of kid they could move him around," Avery County coach Darrell Brewer said. "He might run the ball for them some. A lot of times you get a kid, you know they're a tailback, you know they're an offensive tackle. But Cole's a kid , he could play several different positions."

Brewer, who played for Bennett at Catawba College, said Blackburn is the kind of player that "looks like a fullback but plays like a tailback."

Blackburn's high school stats weren't immediately available, but Brewer said Appachian State had also offered him a scholarship and Western Carolina was showing interest as well.

"I think he'll do fine. Cole's a very hard worker. He's very self-motivated," Brewer said. "He's just a fine young man, and like anybody he'll have his growing pains. But I think he'll transition and end up being a good football player for them."

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKyS2nyE3S8

| Ryan Young, ryoung@thesunnews.com



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