North Carolina State played host to two prospects from Dallas (N.C.) North Gaston last weekend. One was 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback A.J. Blue who enjoyed his experience in Raleigh.
"It was a good visit," he said. "They showed me a lot of love and I really enjoyed the school. I wouldn't mind going there.
"This was my second time visiting the school and I got to meet more of the coaches this time around. I talked to coach McGovern and Tom O'Brien. Coach McGovern talked to me a lot about how their system was run and how I'm a good fit for the team. He watched my film and though I was a good athlete."
Recently Blue made another unofficial visit to Winston-Salem.
"That was a good visit too," he said. "They have nice facilities and the coaches were good. They've got a staff that has been together for a long time and they are friends and know each other really well which is nice."
In the coming weeks, the Carolina junior plans to take in a visit to Clemson and the Shrine Bowl combine.
Do any colleges lead for Blue?
"I've got a lot of favorites," he said. "Virginia Tech, Tennessee, State, Clemson and Wake Forest are standing out. Of course I like their winning records and the history there. I also grew up a big fan of Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Tennessee. I'd love to be around those schools."
Last season the junior prospect earned all-conference honors after accounting for over 3,100 yards of offense and 43 touchdowns.