Played in all 13 games, starting six (Furman, Eastern Kentucky, Toledo, Appalachian State, VMI and Charleston Southern) ... Set a CCU freshman record with 29 receptions ... Ranked fourth on the team with 314 receiving yards ... Made his first career catch at Furman, a 20-yarder on CCU's final drive in regulation to setup the game-tying field goal ... Had four receptions for 28 yards versus Eastern Kentucky ... Stepped up with Niccolo Mastromatteo suffering an injury at Toledo to catch a season-high six passes for a season-high 78 yards ... Caught a 33-yard pass on the opening drive of the second half at Toledo, setting up an eventual CCU TD ... Later, midway through the fourth quarter, caught a 17-yard TD to trim CCU's deficit to three, 31-28 ... Only caught two passes for 36 yards at Appalachian State, but one was on a quick hitter in the left flat that he converted into a 20-yard touchdown ... Tied for the team high with four receptions for 43 yards at Bethune-Cookman ... Enrolled at Coastal Carolina in January of 2012 and participated in spring practices ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina Blanks spent the 2011 Fall semester at Atlanta Sports Academy, catching 16 passes for 332 yards with two touchdowns at the prep school ... At South Fort Myers, caught 19 passes for 389 yards as a senior, averaging an impressive 20.47 yards per catch, with four touchdowns ... Helped the Wolfpack to a 12-1 record in 2010, reaching the 2A semifinals ... As a junior, he had 20 receptions for 288 yards, an average of 15.5 per catch, with two scores ... Also a track & field standout, earning honorable mention Naples Daily News All-Region in track & field as a sprinter ... Additionally anchored a 4x400 relay team that placed second in the Florida 2A State Championship.