Blakley (LaGrange Park, Ill., Nazareth Academy) is a three-star cornerback from the metro-Chicago area and the No. 33-ranked player in Illinois, says 247sports.com. Blakley was a big target among Mid-American Conference schools with Bowling Green, Toledo, Ball State and Eastern Michigan all in the running. BGSU gave him his first offer, just before his junior season.
At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, Blakley is a really quick dude, not a lot of size, but he plays tough — then he can cut on a dime. If defense doesn’t pan out, he could try to be a slot receiver instead. He’s probably going to be a candidate to return kicks and punts.
Josephs (Monroeville, Pa., Gateway) is listed as an athlete, but his film proves that he’s definitely a safety. Josephs is a hard-hitter and moves well. His tape started with a game-deciding interception, which is a really fun to watch. (Actually, that was his second interception of the fourth quarter.) He’ll play safety, maybe as a nickle back. Or maybe he bulks up into a linebacker. There’s enough upward mobility in him.
Howard, Toledo, Robert Morris, EMU, Buffalo and Eastern Kentucky also extended offers to Josephs.
Our ‘19 class is FILTHY! 🤮🦍
— Cam Blakely (@cblakely_8) April 15, 2018
|Alante Brown||QB (dual)||Chicago, Ill.||Simeon Academy||0.8299|
|Ben Jackson||OL||Winchester, Ky.||George Rogers Clark||0.7999|
|Brett Gabbert||QB||St. Louis, Mo.||Christian Brothers||0.8466|
|Caleb Shaffer||OG||Carmel, Ind.||Carmel||0.8199|
|Jack Coldiron||WR/OLB||Park Hills, Ky.||Covington Catholic||0.8299|
|Lonnie Phelps||DE||Cincinnati, Ohio||Mt. Healthy||0.7298|
|Nathan Jacobs||OL||Shelbyville, Ky.||Martha Layne Collins||0.7899|
|Rusty Feth||OL||Cincinnati, Ohio||Colerain||0.7298|
|Spencer Holstege||OT||Grand Rapids, Mich||South Christian||0.7999|
|Nick Manson||WR||Jonesboro, Ga.||Mundy’s Mill||0.8165|
|Devin Blakley||CB||La Grange Park, Ill.||Nazareth Academy||0.8126|
|Jeremiah Josephs||S||Monroeville, Pa.||Gateway|