4-Star Green Intrigued By AU's Star Position

Talented four-star defender Gerri Green talks about visiting Auburn for Big Cat Weekend in this report that includes highlights of the four star prospect in game action.

Greenville, Miss.--A talented four-star prospect, Gerri Green is the prototypical defensive player in today's world of fast-paced offenses that spread the field. At 6-4, 220 pounds, he is capable of playing outside linebacker or even safety on the next level coming out of Weston High.

It's that combination that has college coaches intrigued throughout the SEC as Green has offers from Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss with several more colleges also looking strongly at him. Over the weekend he was one of the prospects on hand for Big Cat Weekend at Auburn and says following the trip he really likes what he sees from the Tigers.

"I had a great time," Green says. "It was what I really expected from Auburn. It was my first time actually there. It was a great experience. I felt really comfortable with all the coaches. Big Cat was a fun and exciting experience. I really enjoyed myself.

"It was different because you just weren't going through the dorms and facilities," he adds. "We actually got to compete and build bonds with other recruits. It was a good thing and very different. I enjoyed myself."

A physical player from the safety position, Green could be just the guy the Tigers are looking for to take over the "star" position in a few years on the Auburn defense. With the skills to play the spot and the mindset to make it work, he notes that it's a good fit for what he brings to the table.

"Last year at my high school I actually played a similar position," Green points out. "I played the strong safety that closed down on the line and played out in space and blitzing and also in coverage. I had fun and I think I could excel at the position. It's something I would love to do. I'm very comfortable out there. It's a good position for me."

Not sure when he will make a decision, Green says he hopes to make another visit to Auburn before beginning his senior year at Weston High. Until then he says he'll just continue to learn as much as possible about his favorites and try to start narrowing things down.

"I really don't have any favorites or leaders out of my schools," Green notes. "I'm going to take my time making my decision. Hopefully, I'll make one by the end of the summer. If it's not by the end of the summer then it will be by the end of the season."


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