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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