John Curtis Christian School (12-2) State Champions
River Ridge, Louisiana
Coach J.T. Curtis
Robby Green: "Every time I went to Alabama I felt in my heart that I wanted to be a part of the program. Coach Saban, coach Burns and coach Smart all played a big role in my decision. It all came down to what fit me best, and Alabama was it. My family is 100-percent behind me and loves the decision I made. I love it too. It was a gut feeling."
On coach Nick Saban as a Recruiter: "He's a hands on guy. He was always real with me and never gave me any b.s.. He specializes with defensive backs. He has a close relationship with all of his players and is surrounded by a great coaching staff. He stressed to my parents and I that I would leave with a degree. He's the total package."
Coach J.T. Curtis: "Robby is a cover corner that has played against the best competition in our state and out of state. [He] has been an excellent cover corner for the last two years. He has good range and excellent speed. He's a guy that can also come up and support in the run. He plays the run well. He returns punts for us as a punt returner, and I fully expect him to have an impact in the Alabama program as he progresses."
"I think that will depend on the depth they have in their secondary," Curtis said of Green taking a redshirt. "It's like anything else in recruiting. Everybody is going to play when they are a freshman (laugh), but the bottom line is that will depend on their need."
"I think Robby is capable of playing, but really and truly I'm not sure there are any freshmen that need to be out there unless they need to be. The adjustment to the game is a dramatic adjustment no matter who you are."
"He's an excellent kid. He's never been in any kind of difficulties, very hard working guy, very dedicated, committed to football. A good student, and again I expect him to make a positive impact on the Alabama program."
"I didn't anticipate him committing to Alabama as quickly as he did. His parents certainly did not, and the Alabama coaches did not. So none of us did. But you've got to understand that Robby only took one official visit and that was after he committed to Alabama."
"Now he had been on their campus several times, and he knew several of the coaches. He went to camp there, so he was familiar with the university and familiar with the coaches. Of course knew coach [Nick] Saban from LSU and knew coach [Burton] Burns from his relationship here in the city, and he was very comfortable."
"To be honest with you he didn't tell any of us that this is what he was going to do. I think he had thought why go through a recruiting progress when I already know what it is I want to do. It's kind of an unusual approach."
"The young man could have gone any place he wanted to. He liked Alabama, liked the University, liked the academic support and knew about coach Saban, knew about coach Burns and decided this is what I want to do."
Stats: Green made 45 tackles, four interceptions with 61 return yards, deflected 13 passes and recovered two fumbles. Green also caught one pass for 11 yards.
Special Teams: Green had eight punt returns for 165 yards (20.50 yds per return) with a 47 yard long. Two kickoff returns resulted in 75 yards. Accolades: Green is a Scout.com four-star cornerback, All-State, All-District and All-Metro Player of the Year.
ScoutSouth.com's Rebecca Johnston contributed to this report.
"He's the total package."