Green Will Transfer to Arkansas

Just a few hours after attending Arkansas' thrilling 31-30 come-from-behind win over LSU, former Pulaski Academy and current USC tailback Broderick Green (6-2, 235) announces he has decided to transfer home and be a Razorback to be closer to his family.

After leading his team to a last-minute win over LSU in Little Rock, the day got even better for University of Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino.

That's when he got a call from former Pulaski Academy star and transferring USC redshirt freshmen tailback Broderick Green letting him know he will be a Razorback.

Green (6-2, 235) actually watched the first three quarters of Arkansas' 31-30 win over LSU before heading to Greenwood to watch the Bruins win a berth in the state championship game.

"I had a great time at the game, called my family and talked it over and just think Arkansas is the best place for me, especially with my situation," Green said. "I called the coaches and told them I was coming and they were excited."

Green, who rushed for over 2,000 yards his senior season, decided to transfer from USC back closer to home because his grandmother is ill and his mom is going through a divorce.

He certainly fits the mold of a big back that Petrino has been looking for, but will have to redshirt next season unless the NCAA grants him a hardship waiver.

"I haven't done anything on that yet because this was just about what was best for my family first," Green said.

Green said he was contacted by LSU, Tennessee, Missouri and Kansas as well as some other schools after he announced he would be leaving USC.

He spent time before the game with Arkansas redshirt quarterback Ryan Mallett (6-6, 250), who transferred in from Michigan.

"I've known Mallett for a long time and he's a cool guy," Green said. "It will be fun getting a chance to play with him and these other guys."

Green is one of 27 newcomers that Arkansas is expected to have next season with two scholarships of guys coming in at mid-term counting back to 2008 and 25 toward 2009.

He becomes the 22nd player to commit to be part of that group.

Broderick Green

UA redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Mallett, Broderick Green and Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino share some time together before Friday's game.

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