Blue Favors UNC After Camp

During his short stay at North Carolina's three-day camp, A.J. Blue was given the red carpet treatment.

"They definitely treated me well; I felt great," said Blue. "I really didn't know they were that interested in me until Friday. It felt real good there. Everything went like it's supposed to go."

Following a "great" stay, Blue a 6-foot-1 200-pounder from Dallas (N.C.) North Gaston, has a new leader.

"Carolina is my favorite," said Blue. "Of course you know Virginia Tech, I had a lot of interest in them. But Carolina is like feeding somebody that's hungry. They showed me a lot of interest yesterday"

Blue's performance, however, has yet to result in a UNC scholarship offer.

"They might offer, they said they're really close," said Blue. "They talked about my grades and stuff like that. They told me that they would like me to be up there. I told them that I would like to be up there, but we all know I've got to fix a couple of things first."

If UNC does decide to extend a scholarship offer, shortly thereafter a name would be added to its verbal pledge list.

"I would commit," said Blue. "Right now I feel like Carolina is the place for me."

Blue attended two sessions of UNC's camp – Friday's morning and afternoon practices.

During the morning session, Blue worked out with offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach John Shoop.

"He's really energetic and a real nice guy," said Blue. "It was just a good experience for me."

Prior to the afternoon session, the UNC coaching staff then asked Blue to work out at defensive back.

"I think I did good for the first time," said Blue. "As far as the fundamentals of that position, I think I did pretty good for the first time."

UNC has not specified what position they're recruiting Blue for.

"They didn't really say," said Blue. "That's what I got stuck on. They didn't really tell me what position they would offer me as. Probably quarterback/athlete or just athlete – I'm not really sure."

At North Gaston, Blue stars at quarterback, where he holds just about every Gaston County all-purpose record. As a junior, he passed for 1,800 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for 1,300 yards and 24 yards.

Blue said he doesn't have any other traveling plans this summer. He is, however, attending summer school to improve his academic situation.

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