Travis Blanks was a star at Clemson before he even took the field. Top-15 recruit, second-team freshman All-American and thrust into a starting safety role by his sophomore season. But Blanks time at Clemson has been hindered since he suffered a torn ACL in a game against The Citadel this past November.
Since then, both Blanks and the Tiger faithful have been clammering for his return. But a meeting Blanks had with head coach Dabo Swinney last week to discuss his return to the program put a hold on his time on the field.
Blanks decided to redshirt his third year of eligibility and now the once anxious Clemson fans are proud of his choice.