Former Walton HS standout Zack Blaylock to transfer to KSU from Kentucky

The Owls will add another defensive back in the fall.

According to John Bednarowski of the Marietta Daily Journal, Zack Blaylock, who spent the last four years at Kentucky, announced that he will be transferring to Kennesaw State after attending the Black and Gold spring game on Saturday.

Blaylock will join the Owls in May as a graduate transfer after he finishes his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Kentucky. He will have one year left of eligibility and but he will apply for a medical redshirt after missing last season due to a back injury.

“I saw what (Kennesaw State) did last season,” Blaylock said to Bednarowski. “I loved the facilities, and I thought this would allow me to make an easy and quick transition (from Kentucky).”

It has been a wild ride for Blaylock as he signed with the Wildcats after having a stellar career at Walton High School. He played seven games his freshman season and notched 15 tackles. He missed the entire 2013 season and only played one game in 2014 because of a knee injury.

Blaylock received interest from Georgia State, Mercer, Austin Peay and Samford. He also drew interest from Georgia Tech and Arizona. The reason he chose KSU is he wanted to be closer to home and he has a relationship with head coach Brian Bohannon as he recruited Blaylock when he was at Georgia Tech.

When he was at Walton High School, Blaylock was arguably one of the best players in school history. In 2011, Blaylock was a first-team All-State player and lead Walton to a 14-1 record and an appearance in the state championship. He led Cobb County in interceptions with 11 interceptions and five of them were returned for touchdowns. He also had 80 tackles and was named Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Year.

Blaylock has a twin brother named Daron and he also played at Kentucky. He has a younger brother named Dominick who is a sophomore at Walton and is arguably one of the best receivers in the state.

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