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DB, 5-10, 170, Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)
Defensive back Anthony Blue was one of the first commitments in the Huskers' recruiting class, announcing his intention to join the Husker program last June. Blue is one of seven Texans in Nebraska's recruiting class, the Huskers' largest recruiting haul from the Lone Star State since also signing seven in 1989. The 5-10, 175-pound Blue is also a key part of an impressive class of defensive back recruits in the Husker class. Blue was a standout at Cedar Hill High for Coach Joey McGuire. Cedar Hill captured the Texas Class 5A state title with a perfect 16-0 record. Blue was a second-team all-state selection, first-team all-district pick and second-team all-area in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Blue made 60 tackles and intercepted two passes as a senior, while breaking up another 20 passes. Blue is a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and is ranked as the nation's No. 62 safety prospect by the recruiting service. Scout.com also gave Blue a three-star rating and ranked him as the nation's 73rd-best defensive back prospect. In addition to his outstanding play on the gridiron, Blue is a track standout for Cedar Hill and he is expected to be among the top contenders in the 200-meter dash at the Texas state track meet. Last spring Blue posted a time of 21.4 in the 200 meters. Blue only visited Nebraska, but received a number of offers from other Division I schools, including Baylor, Purdue and Wisconsin. Blue was born on Feb. 6, 1989, and is the son of Shawndra Blue and Anthony Blue Sr.