Green Is A Go For An Auburn Offer

A talented young defensive back prospect to watch, Wesley Green, talks about his visit to Auburn and other subjects.

Lithonia, Ga.--With football recruiting starting seemingly earlier and earlier every year, inviting sophomores to junior days is becoming more common.

One of the more interesting sophomore prospects in the state of Georgia, Wesley Green, visited Auburn on Saturday for the Tigers' second 2012 junior day. The cornerback now has a scholarship offer from Coach Gene Chizik's team.

Standing five-foot-eleven and weighing in at 170 pounds, although he is not very big Green is a player who stands out on a Martin Luther King High football team loaded with college prospects.

During the 2011 season he made 54 tackles, including 24 solo stops. He intercepted six passes and returned one for 70-plus yards. He also forced two fumbles.

Green helped his team make a run into the third round of the state playoffs. "We had one of our best seasons so far," he said. Hopefully, we will do even better next season and go deeper into the playoffs and possibly win the state championship. I would like to see us go undefeated."

The scholarship offer from Auburn is the second for the sophomore. "My first offer was the University of Florida," he said, noting that it was exciting when it happened. "I am going to try to stay humble and keep working hard. If I do that I know that more are going to come."

Wesley Green

Commenting on his junior day trip to Auburn, Green said, "My visit to Auburn was nice. I like that they stay on top of things with their players and make sure they are taking care of their grades. I like how they have mentors for the athletes who need help with their grades."

Green, who noted that he is an honor student, said academics are important to him. "I want to study computer engineering," he added.

In addition to Auburn and Florida, early recruiting attention is coming from Georgia, Florida State and Clemson.

This spring he is going to run the sprints for his high school track team. He has a best time of 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash, but wants to get faster.

"My defensive coach is working with me to improve my 40 time," he said.

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