O-Line prospect greatly improved

Alabama will be looking for offensive linemen in this year's recruiting class, and Cullman's Cody Green is on their list to watch.

A mammoth lineman, Green (6-6, 300) has worked extremely hard over the summer and increased his foot speed two fold. He's managed to get his 40 time down to 5.30, solid for a 300-pounder.

Last season during his junior year Cody Green was a very stiff offensive tackle at Oneonta High School. Scouts that saw him in action reported that he had little or no footwork. But after working feverishly to improve his athleticism, Green has amazed scouts this summer with his progress. Displaying good feet during summer camps, he has solidified his value as a prospect.

Making the rounds of summer camps, Green attended the Florida camp and finished rated among the top six linemen present. He has also camped at Alabama and Auburn, where he got rave reviews at both events.

Green will play offensive tackle for Cullman High School as a senior, which partially explains his improvement. In off-season workouts he's gone head-to-head with teammate Justin Britt, rated among the top D-Line prospects in the state.

His size, wing span and improved footwork make pass protection his strong suit. Green's coaches also report that work in the weight room and on his technique should improve his run blocking as well.

He did have a good junior season, helping his team reach the state quarterfinals. Green was chosen a member of the All County, All Metro and All State teams.

Past and present Cullman athletes were well represented at Alabama's mini-camp. Green stands in the center, with Justin Britt to the right. Current Alabama offensive tackle Wesley Britt (in sunglasses) can be seen behind Green.

Green has a 24-inch vertical jump, which is solid for a player of his size. He bench presses 345 pounds, squats 520 and power cleans 305.

A solid student, Green has an 80 average in the classroom. He is waiting his ACT score.

Much will depend on his success as a senior at Cullman, but at this point in the recruiting process Green lists his top five as Florida, Alabama, Arkansas (offer), Auburn and Tennessee.

SCOUTING NOTE: Alabama and Florida both plan to watch his first game. If they like what they see, offers could follow quickly. With his connections to the Britt family and in-state status, Green could be rated a Tide lean. But it's still early.

Read all of the recent recruiting stories on Alabama recruits from TheInsiders.com.

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