Class of 2007

Anthony Blue

PositionCB
Height5/10
Weight175
HometownCedar Hill, TX
High schoolCedar Hill

Originally published Feb. 8, 2007 in the Omaha World-Herald

Did you know?

Played on the Class 5A state championship team that finished 16-0 and is expected to have 10 players sign Division I-A letters of intent.

Coachspeak

"One of the best tacklers that I've ever coached at that position. He'll definitely strike your tail." -- Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire

The gurus say

First-team all-district and second-team all-area in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. A three-star prospect, according to both scout.com and rivals.com

About Blue

Can play cornerback or safety, according to his high school coach. Great speed will make him among the favorites for the 200-meter dash at the Texas state track meet. Two-year starter made 60 tackles, intercepted two passes and broke up 20 others as a senior. Offers were wide-ranging -- three came from Big Ten schools -- but did not include Texas or Texas A&M before he committed to Nebraska in late June. Blue's repertoire includes skill as an amateur movie maker, helped by his talents with a computer and other electronics.

Our take

According to McGuire, Blue is physically ready to play right away but would benefit in the long run from redshirting. That likely will hinge on health of the Huskers' secondary when preseason camp starts in August.

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