'Bama 'one of the top' options for Blue

Alabama hosted several in-state stars on Wednesday, each making a return trip to campus. For P.J. Blue, it was about focusing on his new projected position.

Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing athlete P.J. Blue has gone through some transitions this spring, between transferring from Jemison High to Park Crossing and adjusting to the new position he'll play as a senior.

One of the state's top two-way players, Blue will focus on playing safety alongside fellow SEC/ACC prospect Jaewon Taylor in 2015.

Each was at Alabama on Wednesday for a closer look at the Crimson Tide, which has offered Blue.

"It was great," he said. "It really feels good to be able to focus on one thing. I learned a lot of new terminology."

Blue had his eyes on the safety group throughout Wednesday's practice session.

"They were all good I guess, but I noticed they had a freshman running with the first team... not something you see a lot at 'Bama," he said. "It was Ronnie Harrison."

At Park Crossing, he'll alternate between free an strong safety roles with Taylor, and UA envisions him carrying that over to the college level.

"Coach (Kirby) Smart says he sees me as a safety," Blue said. "They also said that they were glad I could get up there and they'll be there in the spring."

In addition to the safety group, there was an off-field element that stood out to the rising-senior.

"Just how they really get after it in practice and how they have smoothies ready for them after," he said with a laugh. "I had a good time though."

Holding offers from Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina and others, the Alabama extension is one to be considered throughout the process.

"It's definitely one of the top ones," he said. "Because it's 'Bama, and it wouldn't be a bad choice at all."


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