High School: Two-time all-state honoree from West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Texas... Three-year starter at linebacker and defensive back under head coach Cornel Thompson at WO-S... National position rankings among linebackers: No. 37 by Scout.com, No. 37 by ESPN.com, No. 44 by Rivals.com... Rated No. 9 linebacker prospect in state of Texas and No. 82 overall recruit by Dallas Morning News/SportsDay... Ranked 53rd-best recruit in Texas by ESPN.com... Also listed on Texas top 100 listings by SuperPrep (No. 57), Rivals/Yahoo! Lonestar (No. 73) and Waco Tribune-Herald... Earned first-team 2012 3A All-State honors at DB after totaling 88 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery as senior... Led West Orange-Stark to 13-1 record and state quarterfinals in 2012... Earned 2012 first-team All-District 21-3A and first-team All-Orange Leader honors as safety... Named 2011 second-team Class 3A All-State as junior... Helped WO-SHS to 10-4 record and regional finals in 2011... Credited with 62 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and three and a half sacks in 2011... Earned first-team 2011 All-District 21-3A honors at linebacker... Starter on West Orange-Stark 2010 team that reached DII bi-district finals and finished 8-3.
Personal: Son of Geary and Kishia Blanchard... Full name is Garland Travon Blanchard... Born Dec. 20, 1994, in Orange, Texas... Brother, Jermaine, played football at Tulsa... Major is athletic training.