Big Back Talks About His Auburn Offer

Running back prospect Derrick Green talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Richmond, Va.—One of the top running backs on the East Coast for the 2013 class, 6-0, 220 Derrick Green from Hermitage High, is already garnering interest from coast to coast.

After signing just one back in last year's class, it's no surprise that the Auburn Tigers have Green in high regard with an offer already on board.

"I'm up to 20 offers at the moment," Green tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Auburn and Ole Miss were the last two I got. That was last week, I think."

Talking with Auburn running back coach Curtis Luper, Green said he's excited about the offer from the Tigers. He said that he's learning more and more about the program and he likes what he hears about the running back history at Auburn.

"I definitely know Auburn is a big running school," Green said. "They get the ball to their backs. They mix up their backfield and run the pro-style and the spread. I'm starting to get a good relationship with Coach Luper and he's telling me a lot more about the school. As our relationship grows, I'm learning more about the school."

Reporting a 40-yard dash time of better than 4.4 seconds, Green has a rare combination of size and speed. As a junior he ran for over 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground despite playing just sparingly in the second half of games.

Describing himself as a back who has good vision and the ability to hit the hole decisively, Green said that he's hoping to begin making some visits to some of his favorite schools in the spring and into the summer.

With schools such as Ohio State, Michigan, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Penn State, USC and others among his offers things could be very busy for a player of his stature.

"I'm going to try to get to Auburn in the spring or the summer," Green said. "I haven't made a decision on that yet."

Those trips will be important for Green as he said that the relationships he builds in the coming months could be the difference for him in choosing a school.

"It will play a big role in things for me," Green said. "I've definitely got to have a good relationship with the coaches when I decide on my school. That's going to play a big part in things."

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