February 19, 2007

Midwest's best interested in Blake

There's no doubt that Shariff Blake represents the total package at linebacker. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defender from Harrisburg, Pa., runs the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds, posted 90 tackles and 12 sacks last season and helped his high school team to a 10-2 record and conference championship.

"We did pretty good," Blake said. "We lost in the second round to Bishop McDevitt but we won our conference."

College recruiters have taken notice. Blake has drawn interest from several major college programs including in-state powers Pittsburgh and Penn State, as well as Florida, Ole Miss and Notre Dame.

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