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Blanton has been a force in the red zone in 2011

Cornerback Robert Blanton quietly placed among's Top 10 players last season. Now a senior, Blanton's 2011 impact has been far less subtle.

Notre Dame cornerbacks coach Kerry Cooks was prescient in his spring remarks regarding the team's cornerback situation, one minus graduated field cornerback and the team's fastest defensive back, Darrin Walls. "If I had my druthers, I'd want a corner like RJ that adds a different dimension with his size and physical presence," Cooks said of senior corner Robert Blanton. "And Walls, I love him to... Recommended Stories