Blue sets his eyes on Lincoln

Nebraska is looking to find some depth in the secondary, again, this year. The coaching staff might be eager to look to some incoming recruits to potentially give them a look. One recruit could be Anthony Blue. Blue is a taller defensive back that is used to playing bump and run coverage and that could be just what the coaches are looking for.

Anthony Blue has had a very successful football season and track season as a senior. The, 5-foot-10 and 180-pound Blue, is now ready to start preparing for life as a Husker.

"Yeah, I have been running track a little bit," Blue said. "I did have one of the top 200m times in the state, but my regional meet didn't go too well."

Blue can't really put a finger on his bad regional meet. He said that running that there are things about the setting that can really affect your race.

"One thing was just the settings. It was the heat and just my mentality that day. I didn't have the meet that I wanted and I only qualified in state for relays."

The time that Blue ran at regionals was .4-seconds slower then his best time this year. A time that was one of the tops in the state of Texas. "I ran a 21.5 at regionals. My best time this year was a 21.1. I am going to run the 4x100 and the 4x400 in state."

Blue said that he wasn't able to do a lot of lifting during the track season. The two really don't go hand-in-hand. "I can't do too much lifting with track. I have been just doing track, really."

With track behind him, and just a graduation to go, Blue is now looking forward to his life as a Husker. He wants to get there and start working on his physical abilities as soon as possible.

"I am looking forward to getting there, working hard and just getting ready. I want to get working on getting stronger and faster as soon as I get there."

Blue has stayed in touch with the Nebraska coaches. He saw one of the coaches just last week and has been talking to his future position coach. "Last week, Coach Ted Gilmore came by the school. I have been talking to coach Phil Elmassian as well."

The conversations between Blue and Nebraska haven't really consisted of the possibilities of next season. The conversations have mostly been about the here and now.

"We don't really talk about the upcoming season. We usually talk about what's going on right now, like with track and stuff."

Like so many others, Blue will be in Lincoln for summer classes and conditioning starting in June. He only has a little over a weeks time from graduation until he is expected in Lincoln.

"I will be in Lincoln on June 10. I will start classes on June 11 and start summer workouts. I don't get a lot of time off because my graduation is June 1."


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