Parents: Maureen and Todd Blandford
High School: Corinth Holders
Club Team: Marlins of Raleigh
Height: 6-foot-1, 155 pounds
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Also Considered: University of South Carolina, Virginia Tech University
Why Kentucky? “Great academics, great athletics and nice campus. I liked the feel of the team.”
Major/Field of Study: Computer Engineering
Notable: Connor was a two-time state champion in the 200-yard individual medley and also won the 100 breaststroke his senior season to complete the double. … He was named the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2016 Male Swimmer of the Year and set a 3A record in the 200 IM. … His most memorable moments came in the 2016 state championships winning the two titles, while also being on the relay teams that came in second in the 200 medley relay and third in the 400 free relay. … Connor feels that he will become an asset to the Wildcats and get faster simply by training at a higher level.