Blue Feeling the UNC Love

During his unofficial visit to North Carolina on Saturday, A.J. Blue received an opportunity to sit down with head coach Butch Davis.

"He told me what a good player I was and he wanted me up there," Blue said. "He told me what I needed to do and how I needed to do it to get there. He asked me when my score was going to come in from the SAT. He told me he definitely wanted me to be a part of his program; there are just little things I need to do – as far as academic wise – and I'll be there."

Blue, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete from Dallas (N.C.) North Gaston, has yet to be extended a scholarship offer. However, his primary recruiter John Lovett discussed official visit dates.

"He said probably after the season," Blue said.

Over the summer, Blue camped at UNC and left claiming the Tar Heels as his leader. That is still the case.

"North Carolina definitely is the leader," Blue said. "They just show me a lot of support and that's what I'm looking for."

Blue admitted that if UNC were to extend a scholarship offer, he'd "definitely" verbally commit on the spot.

Throughout his UNC stay Saturday, Blue said he felt the love from the coaching staff.

"The coaches showed me a lot of attention and really talked to me," Blue said. "Coach Lovett was around me the entire day. He sat with me and my safety during lunch before the game."

Blue said he couldn't help but be impressed by the game-time atmosphere of Kenan Stadium.

"Just the environment, I can definitely adapt to that," Blue said. "Thousands of people, that's what I love. They had a lot of support – even when they were losing."

After the game, Lovett invited Blue up to his office.

"We talked about recruiting and I just chilled with him," Blue said.

UNC is recruiting Blue as an athlete, but have talked about playing either quarterback or defensive back.

Blue is a three-year starter at quarterback for North Gaston and most recently scored his 100th career touchdown. This year, he has passed for about 1,000 yards and rushed for 1,150 yards.

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