Junior LB Joe Blue (5-11 230) of Dillon has already picked up offers from USC, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Auburn and Florida. Clemson and LSU are also showing him interest. And though it’s early, Blue has a favorite, USC.
“When you go there, they make you feel at home and comfortable,” said Blue who has visited USC several times, most recently for the Showcase Camp last month. “I think I would fit in great on their defense. They run (linebackers) in some blitzes and pass coverage.”
Blue said the fact two of his current teammates are committed to USC and a former teammate (Kwinton Smith) is already a Gamecock is an influence on him. He said Florida and Virginia Tech round out his top three.
Blue said he was supposed to visit USC last Saturday but couldn’t make it.
Despite the lean to USC, Blue said he will “wait a little while” before making a final decision.
Last season he was in on 111 tackles with 6 sacks.