July 5, 2007

Three top Blue's list

One of the more intriguing prospects this class for the Illini, 6-foot-3, 205-pound Dallas (N.C.) North Gaston quarterback A.J. Blue, recently named the in-state Tar Heels his favorite. If not for Blue's mother, he might already be committed to another program.

"Illinois, North Carolina, and North Carolina State are really the only three I'm looking at right now," Blue said.

"Illinois has offered. My visit a few weeks ago to North Carolina made them my leader. The coaches there are all great. I really hit it off with them during my time there."

Blue remains unsure about when he'll make a verbal commitment, but almost jumped on his lone offer weeks ago.

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