August 22, 2007

NU Notes: Blue continues to turn heads

Very rarely will you hear Nebraska cornerbacks coach Phil Elmassian talk highly about a true freshman.

Typically, when a freshman defensive back enters camp with Elmassian, they are so far behind technique wise that it takes a solid year just to pick up that aspect of the game.

However, when you hear Elmassian talk about freshman cornerback Anthony Blue, you would almost think he's been in the program for years.

Elmassian said on Wednesday that Blue may be the most physically advanced freshman corner he's ever coached in terms of his overall technique.

"He's doing a hell of a job," Elmassian said of Blue. "He has really good instincts and talent. All of these guys come from good high school programs, but (his coaches) trained (Blue) real well. He's got excellent work ethic. I heard their program is very demanding, he's a real mature kid."

Blue played his high school ball for Cedar Hill in Texas and helped lead them to a 14-0 record and a Class 5A state title.

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