Blue Gets the Good Word

The LSU running back class has added another potential candidate. Hahnville's Alfred Blue, whose stock has him tabbed as the state's top running back for 2010, got the good word from head coach Les Miles on Tuesday.

Alfred Blue headed to the LSU summer camp with hopes of landing an offer from the Tigers, a team most expected to become his leader if scholarship papers were extended.

On Tuesday, after a successful few days working out for the Tiger staff, the Boutte-native got the news he had been waiting on.

“Coach Miles sat me down and told me that he wanted me to come to LSU and be a Tiger,” Blue said referring to his conversation once he checked out of camp. “He said that he likes where I am at, and he said I could help out the program in a big way.”

The news, as with any Louisiana product, came as music to Blue’s ears.

“It felt good to know that a school like LSU would want me to suit up on Saturday,” he said. “It gives me the opportunity to stay close to home for college, and my family is just two hours away if they wanted to see me play. It is definitely a great offer to have.”

While the Tigers lead the way for the 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect, Blue said to not count out the competition quite yet.

“I have offers from Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and some other big schools, and I still want to take some official visits and look around,” he said. “I will probably decide by the end of my football season, because I don’t see any reason to rush things.”

However, work will need to be done. Blue, who was reclassified from 2011 into the 2010 class, has plans to graduate in three years. Progress, Blue said, will need to be steady.

“I know that each staff needs me to get my grades straight, and then everything is good to go,” he said. “I am hoping to be qualified and ready to enroll at whatever school I choose, so I just have to stay in the books until then.”

Blue rushed for 603 yards and 10 touchdowns at Hahnville High last fall.

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