Blackman Visits Wahoos

2016 Glen Allen (Va.) wide receiver Cole Blackman is hitting the road and making visits. Blackman made a stop at Virginia and recapped his visit with Scout.com

Cole Blackman is hitting the recruiting trail. The Glen Allen (Va.) wide receiver is taking in some visits, making a stop in Charlottesville on Saturday.

"I had a lot of fun," said Blackman. "I was able to watch practices, hearing the team's goals about reaching an ACC title and going to position meetings.

"They looked at some film that they did the day before, and it was good because you see how the coaches break it down, and it isn't something you can do in high school. So it was a cool seeing them break down practice film."

The 6-foot-2, 200 pounder also had a chance to go one-on-one with Virginia head coach Mike London.

"It was awesome, he is a great guy to talk to," he said. "He is real with you. He was telling me what he likes about me and that he loved that I can go up and get the ball. That's what they want right now. They are trying to go away from the small receivers, so they are trying to go for those big receivers that can go up and get the ball.

"I see myself playing for a guy like Mike London. I liked the way he pushed everybody throughout the practice."

Blackman is also pushing himself to get better. The wide out has often been told he needs to work on his feet and get his 40-time down. So he enlisted a name that many Wahoos fans will know very well, former UVa and NFL wide receiver Billy McMullen.

"I was running a 4-9 but now I'm running a 4-7, 4-6. Even the wide recevier's coach (Marques Hagains) said he wasn't worried about the speed, because he knows I can get open."

"McMullen actually came with me on the visit as well," said Blackman. "It was fun having him down there with me. He is a mentor to me and it was cool to see him interact with everybody."

Blackman is set to visit ECU next month and is set to make a return to UVa for the spring game as well. But with other schools coming in the picture, expect more schools to join his itinerary.

"I've been hearing from a couple of IVY league schools now," he explained. "I've got invited to Cornell and Bucknell; and Princeton is talking to my coach too."

Blackman will also be working hard this summer as part of the nationally ranked 7-on-7 team the Thoroughbreds out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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