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2014 LB 'thrilled' with Florida offer

Joe Blue's recruitment has slowed a bit, but that won't last long.

After picking up a flurry of scholarship offers in January, the 2014 linebacker prospect from Dillon (S.C.) High School hasn't picked up anymore lately. Yet one still stands out.

Blue said Florida, which is one of the schools to offer, is his second favorite school, just behind Georgia.

“I was thrilled,” he said of the Gators offer.

Blue also has offers from South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Auburn. The Gamecocks, thanks to a close relationship with South Carolina's coaching staff, are standing out along with the Gators.

Blue has summer trips planned to Virginia Tech and South Carolina. He's also considering a trip to Florida. He said he's in no hurry to make his decision.

Several schools, including Georgia and LSU, have come calling but haven't offered him a scholarship yet.