First to offer

To date, Clemson is the only offer for 2016 outside linebacker P.J. Blue.

OLB P.J. Blue Profile

A sophomore at Jemison High School in Alabama, Blue got the word from defensive ends coach Marion Hobby not long after he reported back to Dabo Swinney.

"My coach told me that coach Hobby sent coach Swinney my transcript and coach Swinney told him to pull the trigger," Blue recently told CUTigers.

That happened almost four weeks ago.

"Clemson is a great school. They've got a great football program. It's one of the best teams in the nation, in my opinion," Blue said.

Though he hasn't been to Clemson, Blue hopes to change that later this summer. He also has a few other visits in mind.

"Auburn, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Alabama," Blue said, when asked about other summer destinations.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect believes his next offer will be from Auburn.

"Clemson wants me at linebacker, but Auburn, they said they would like me at safety," he said. "Either one is fine with me."

As a sophomore, Blue had 113 tackles, two interceptions, one of which went for a

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