At Georgia State, this left-handed hitting outfielder is expected to make an immediate impact for the Waves this summer. Playing in 54 of the team’s 56 games, Blanton garnered a great deal of playing time as a freshman. He also hit 3 home runs and made the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.
In high school, Blanton led Parkview to back-to-back state titles in Georgia’s largest classification (2011 and 2012). The team held the No. 1 national ranking by Baseball America in 2012, and followed that with a berth in the Class AAAAAA state semifinals in 2013.