Career Information / Junior College Information / High School Information
Dontavius Blair committed to Tennessee on October 8th of 2013 after a stiff recruiting competition. Blair was the #4 junior college offensive tackle in the nation. Coming out of Garden City Community College in Garden City, KS, Blair was a 4-star offensive tackle prospect. He was being recruited by some of the biggest college programs in the nation including Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Florida State. After enrolling in January, great things were expected from Blair, but he struggled to get into game shape. He currently comes in at 6' 8" 295 pounds, which is a very good size for an offensive lineman in the SEC, but his height at times causes him to be pushed out of position easily.
When Blair arrived on campus in January of 2014, he was overweight and lacked the necessary conditioning to play offensive line at a high level. That being said, Blair has worked very hard to rectify this situation, and as a result he has lost considerable weight bringing him to an ideal weight to play now. Blair is a mauler in the run game because of his size and experience, but his pass protection will need some work if he wants to go up against the best pass rushers in the nation. Blair is currently running with the second team offensive line as he looks to both improve his technique and gain high level experience.
Even though the offensive line lacked depth in 2014, the fact that coaches preserved Blair's redshirt shows how much they like his future potential for Tennessee. He will compete for the starting job at left tackle for the 2015 season.
Games / Starts
8 / 8 (JUCO)
9 / 9 (JUCO)
17 / 17