P.J. Blue was excited to watch his future teammates on Saturday.
And the University of Louisville signee wasn't disappointed at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium during the Cardinals' spring game. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Blue was all smiles as the Cardinals' first-team defense was on the field.
"That's fun to watch," Blue said. "The first team played so well.
"I'm just so very excited to be part of this team. I can't wait to get there on May 29."
Blue, a star from Montgomery, Ala., Park Crossing High School, was ranked as the No. 17 safety prospect in the South by Scout.com, but could also be a candidate to play some linebacker.
After he signed in February, U of L defensive coordinator Todd Grantham called him a "guy we can do a lot of things with on the field."
Blue was originally committed to South Carolina, but flipped in December and then the Cardinals had to hold off Oklahoma - who made a late bid for his signature - just before signing day.
In his first season at Park Crossing as a senior, Blue had 67 tackles, two interceptions and six pass deflections as a safety for the Thunderbirds. He was named to the All-State team and was selected to play in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game.
Blue attended the spring game with his Park Crossing teammate - Malik Cunningham. The latter is a quarterback in the '17 class who made a verbal commitment to U of L on Saturday.