Auburn In Top Three For Four-Star RB

Running back Ryan Green discusses Big Cat Weekend and what has the Tigers high on his list.

St. Petersburg, Fla.—One of the top running back prospects in the country, four-star speedster Ryan Green was one of a group of talented prospects on the Auburn campus for the fourth installment of Big Cat Weekend. Making his first trip to the Plains, Green said he enjoyed everything about the visit and the Tigers are now squarely in the hunt for him.

"It was a great visit overall," Green said. "It was not what I expected. Overall we all had a good time. It's really unique. I think Auburn is the only school that does something like that and it was great to be around it. It was a great atmosphere."

"Auburn is definitely in my top three I can tell you that," he added. "After this weekend I saw what they have to offer. I had a good time. They are definitely in the top three."

Along with Auburn Green said Florida State and Clemson make up the top of his list heading into the summer. He said when the time comes to make his decision he's got several things in mind that he'll be looking for.

"I want somewhere I feel comfortable academically, socially, and athletically," Green said. "I just want to feel at home."

Saying he got those feelings at Auburn, Green said he's planning to visit again on June 14 for a football camp and is looking forward to getting to know even more about the program and the coaches.

"It's like a big family and I like that," Green said. "I want to be around a big family. The teammates are just awesome.

"Coach (Curtis) Luper is a great guy and not just about football," he added. "He wants to develop you into a young man."

Spending time with several players already committed to Auburn including Dee Liner, Carl Lawson, and Earnest Robinson, Green said he got the full court press from the guys about the Tigers. He said while that was fun at times he really enjoyed learning what they saw in Auburn.

"It was good," Green said. "I asked them why they committed and they told me why. Those are some of the reasons I'm looking for too."

Getting the opportunity to sit down and talk with Auburn offensive coordinator Scot Loeffer was another highlight for Green. Learning how they would use him on the next level was one of the things he wanted to hear and he liked what the coaching staff had to say on that subject.

"They just want to get me in space," Green said. "If I come to Auburn they want to get me in space because they know I can do things in space. That's exciting to hear. They said they are really interested in me and I'm one of a few guys for them."

With plenty of options on a school and a strong top three, Green said at the moment he's not planning on making his decision but he added when the timing is right he won't hesitate to pull the trigger.

"Whenever I feel comfortable, whenever I know that's when I'll make my commitment," Green noted. "It could be tomorrow. I have no idea at this point. The last thing I want to do is commit somewhere and then de-commit. I don't feel like that's the right thing to do."

Green said he plans to attend the Opening in Oregon as well as a camp at Florida State in addition to getting back to Auburn this summer.


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