Green Trying To Narrow List to Five

A report on one of the state of Alabama's top 2008 football prospects is featured.

Hoover, Ala.--Defensive end William Green of Spain Park High School is going to have an opportunity to play college football at just about anywhere he wants. With scholarship offers from top programs around the country like Michigan, Miami and USC as well as all of the top SEC schools, Green admits it's going to be more and more difficult to trim list of choices.

"I don't really have a favorite right now, but I'm going to narrow it down soon," Green explains. "I'm hoping to get it down to about five sometime this week."

Florida, Alabama and Auburn are recruiting him the hardest right now, according to Green. Auburn coaches stopped by the high school last week as did several others during this evaluation period. "I got a chance to say hello," Green notes, "but they can't really talk. Mark Richt came, Nick Saban came, Urban Meyer came and Chan Gailey came."

USC coaches Brennan Carroll and Ken Norton Jr. were also in attendance as Spain Park finished its spring practice in a jamboree against Prattville and Murphy.

Brennan, the tight ends coach, is the oldest son of head coach Pete Carroll. Norton, who played his college ball at UCLA before a successful NFL career, coaches linebackers.

"We lost, but I think the defense played real well," Green says. "I had a good bit of tackles and put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. He was throwing it before I could get to him. That was more against Prattville because against Murphy we only really had about two series."

As a versatile player, Green can play with a hand on the ground or standing up, similar to the way Alabama uses Keith Saunders or Auburn uses Quentin Groves. "I'm playing that Jack-backer like Alabama runs," he explains. "When I'm at end I'm on the open side of the field."

Green was going to attend the prospect camp in Atlanta on May 26, but with high school finals going on it would be too much to take care of over the weekend. However, Green is going to visit Auburn on June 2nd and he hopes to visit Gainesville once again this summer.

"My mom is going with me to Auburn and they're pushing really hard right now," Green says. "I want to go back to Florida, but I don't think I need to go to Alabama again because I've been there so much. I've been there about five times."

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