Another talented product from the Lone Star State appears to be heading to Madison to play for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Humble, Texas (Atascocita) defensive back Travian Blaylock verbally committed to Wisconsin on the evening of July 6. The class of 2018 prospect announced his decision via Twitter after reports from Badger247, BadgerNation.com, and BadgerBlitz.com surfaced earlier in the evening.
Blaylock is rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports (both Composite and standalone), Scout, and Rivals. Listed between 5’11 and 6’0 and about 175–176 pounds by the recruiting services, he is noted as a cornerback by 247Sports and Rivals and a safety by Scout.
Participating in the Opening Regional in Houston back in February, Blaylock ran a 4.76-second 40-yard dash and 37.9” vertical jump. A source told BadgerBlitz.com’s Jon McNamara that the prep recruit ran a hand-timed 4.45-second 40-yard dash during an Oklahoma State camp.
According to Scout, Blaylock received offers from Wisconsin, Stanford, Kansas State, Washington State, and Cincinnati, among many others. It appeared per reports that the Badgers and Cardinal were the top contenders for his collegiate services, but head coach Paul Chryst and his program received the cornerback’s pledge.
Blaylock is the No. 19 publicly known commit for Wisconsin’s class of 2018, the second from the state of Texas (tailback Nakia Watson committed back in June) and the third in two days (defensive tackle Bryson Williams and athlete Isaac Guerendo).
He is also the son of former NFL running back Derrick Blaylock, who rushed for 820 yards and 10 touchdowns in his six-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.