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Josh Blancato
Josh  Blancato
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Kell

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
AB


High School: Three-time all-region honoree as a wide receiver at Kell H.S. (coach Derek Cook) ... Also earned all-Cobb County recognition three times (first team as a sophomore, honorable mention as a junior and senior) ... Helped lead team to three region championships (2013, 2014 and 2016) and a pair of state semifinal appearances (2013 and 2016) ... Also played strong safety and returned kicks ... Had 99- and 95-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns ... Three-year captain ... Lists most memorable athletic achievement as racking up 122 receiving yards, including a 70-yard touchdown, and breaking up a pass to clinch regional title as a sophomore ... High-school teammate and co-captain with fellow Georgia Tech freshman Joe Santrock ... Also earned four letters and was a three-year captain in baseball as a second baseman and outfielder ... Ranked ninth in class with a 4.35 grade point average ... Member of principal's honor roll and National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Joshua Frank Blancato ... Born April 6, 1999 ... Son of Frank and Chelle Blancato ... Has one sibling ... Cousin, Zack Bowers, played college baseball at Georgia and is now a member of the San Francisco Giants organization ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Aspires to be an engine developer for a car manufacturer.