Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Mesquite Poteet High School . . . started all four years at linebacker . . . was a two-time first-team all-district selection . . . collected 321 tackles, 32 TFLs, 11 pass break-ups and three interceptions in his career . . . totaled 92 stops and 15 TFLs as a senior . . . named to the Dallas Morning News Top-100 all-area team . . . received a Rivals.com three-star rating . . .was credited with 151 tackles, seven TFLs, six pass break-ups and four sacks his junior season as his team posted a 12-3 record and advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals . . . was named first-team all-area as a junior . . . had 78 tackles his sophomore campaign . . . born October 14, 1993 in Dallas, Texas . . . high school coach was Randy Jackson.
Blankenship Player Comments
"Suits is at the other end of the spectrum for linebackers. He's not as tall. He has really good movement. Ran in the low 4.5's for us at our camp. He's got great speed and a real knack for pass coverage, which in today's defensive world you've got to have guys that can do that. Craig is really suited for the position (that's a little play on words)."
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