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Al Blades, Jr.

St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Alum (Class of 2018)
CB
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Blades, Jr.
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6'0" / 170lbs. 

Cornerback
BIO
Son of the late great Al Blades, former UM great and Plantation HS Legend. Young prodigy in the coveted Blades family, which included Florida Gridiron greats Brian, Bennie, his father Al, and H.B..

Al, Jr. has represented the family name in stride, ranked as one of the top defensive backs in the State of Florida and in the country. He was key in a dominant defensive backfield as the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders secured their 3rd straight Class 7A State Championshp.

Blades entering his senior season still has a tremendous upside. Blades is a shutdown, aggressive corner, with great ball skills; coupled with another LEGACY player Asante Samuel, Jr. on the other side, Aquinas arguably has the best CB duo in the state of Florida, probably the nation.

Miami Hurricanes' fans have high hopes that Blades, Jr. will follow in his dad's LEGACY by attending the University of Miami, where his dad starred and was a First Team All-Big East selection.

HIGH SCHOOL
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School
RAIDERS
Fort Lauderdale, FL
AREA IN FLORIDA
Broward Area

2Broward

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
1 STATE TITLE WON

2016 -- As a Junior, Class 7A
PLAYER HONORS THE OPENING Finals INVITED (2017)
Under Armour All-American (2018)

STATS
COLLEGE CHOICE(S)
University of Miami
Signed Letter of Intent
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 7:44 AM

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AL BLADES, JR. BIO


Son of the late great Al Blades, former UM great and Plantation HS Legend. Young prodigy in the coveted Blades family, which included Florida Gridiron greats Brian, Bennie, his father Al, and H.B..

Al, Jr. has represented the family name in stride, ranked as one of the top defensive backs in the State of Florida and in the country. He was key in a dominant defensive backfield as the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders secured their 3rd straight Class 7A State Championshp.

Blades entering his senior season still has a tremendous upside. Blades is a shutdown, aggressive corner, with great ball skills; coupled with another LEGACY player Asante Samuel, Jr. on the other side, Aquinas arguably has the best CB duo in the state of Florida, probably the nation.

Miami Hurricanes' fans have high hopes that Blades, Jr. will follow in his dad's LEGACY by attending the University of Miami, where his dad starred and was a First Team All-Big East selection.


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AL BLADES, JR. HONORS


THE OPENING Finals INVITED
Under Armour All-American


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Sophomore Highlights



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AL BLADES, JR. RECRUITING


University of Miami
Signed Letter of Intent
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 7:44 AM

COMMITMENT

University of Miami
Strong Verbal
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 8:08 PM

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AL BLADES, JR. TEAMMATES
As a Senior, 2017 Season at St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
#0

JAHMAR BROWN
OLB · 6'1", 190lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#7

AL BLADES, JR.
CB · 6'0", 170lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#9

D'ANDRE RAGIN
DE/OLB · 6'3", 220lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#10

BEAU FILLICHIO
QB · 6'4", 205lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#12

CURT CASTEEL
QB · 6'2", 186lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#13

ASANTE SAMUEL, JR.
CB · 5'10", 165lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#15

NIK BONITTO
DE · 6'4", 210lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#19

TRENELL TROUTMAN
FS/CB · 5'11", 180lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#21

JORDAN BATTLE
FS · 6'2, 170lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#25

JADEN DAVIS
CB · 5'10", 165lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#74

JASON SWANN
T/G · 6'3", 281lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
As a Junior, 2016 Season at St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
#0

SEMAR MELVIN
CB · 6'1", 155lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#1

ZAIRE JACOBS
CB/SS · 6'0", 185lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#2

TRENELL TROUTMAN
FS/CB · 5'11", 180lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#3

MIKE HARLEY, JR.
WR · 5'10", 160lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#4

KYSHAUN BRYAN
RB · 5'11", 185lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#7

AL BLADES, JR.
CB · 6'0", 170lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#10

BEAU FILLICHIO
QB · 6'4", 205lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#13

ASANTE SAMUEL, JR.
CB · 5'10", 165lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#14

JAKE ALLEN
QB · 6'3", 195lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#15

NIK BONITTO
DE · 6'4", 210lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#16

TREVON GRIMES
WR · 6'4", 190lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#22

ADETUTU DARANIJO
SS/OLB · 5'10", 186lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#25

JADEN DAVIS
CB · 5'10", 165lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#26

MIKE EPSTEIN
RB · 5'11", 185lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#30

DANIEL CARTER
RB · 5'11", 180lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#44

TYLER DUNNING
MLB/DE · 6'2", 220lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#48

JORDAN BATTLE
FS · 6'2, 170lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#55

GRANT MILLER
T/DE · 6'5", 260lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#59

SEBASTIAN SAINTERLING
OG · 6'3", 356lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#74

JASON SWANN
T/G · 6'3", 281lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
#76

VINCENT MURPHY
C · 6'3", 260lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
As a Sophomore, 2015 Season at University School (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
#1

KENNY MCINTOSH
RB/WR · 6'1", 185lbs.
CLASS OF 2019
Vids / Recruiting
#2

DARNELL FLEURY
WR · 6'4", 195lbs.
CLASS OF 2017
Vids / Recruiting
#7

AL BLADES, JR.
CB · 6'0", 170lbs.
CLASS OF 2018
Vids / Recruiting
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