Before the dead period ended in April, T.J. Green, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound wrecking ball of an athlete, had a single offer - from Hawaii of the Mountain West. Since then, they are flying in from everywhere.
"Things have really been picking up," he said. "Spring ball has helped with so many coaches coming by."
The two most recent offers excite Green the most - Oregon State and Boise State.
"I was very excited when Boise offered," he said. "My mom and I were on the phone and we heard it together. We were really excited. I called coach (Lee) Marks and the offer came right then."
Green holds offers from the Broncos, Beavers and Warriors in addition to Idaho and @South Dakota State. Chandler, Ariz., located near Phoenix, is a hotbed for high school talent, and, subsequently, college coaches frequent the area. Green is starting to make a name for himself, and one would assume that offer list will grow.
In the meantime, however, he plans to keep working hard.
"I will be hitting the gym, hitting the field and working out a lot this summer," Green said. "My dad and I have discussed going to some camps, but we have no idea yet of which ones."
Still, the Broncos are very intriguing.
"At first when I started talking to them, I didn't know a lot about them," Green said. "Then I started looking into them, about their offense and such. Coach Marks and Coach (Scott) Huff are the two I have been in contact with the most. I asked about the offense and the depth chart and all that. I liked it all."
What does the Boise State coaching staff think of him?
To start with, Green rushed for 1,148 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior while averaging 10.5 yards per carry.
"They have been talking to me for about two and half weeks, and they like my speed, my vision, my character and my attitude," Green said. "I feel like I am a power guy, but I also have speed. I like to go up the middle and hit the outside."
Since Green's recruitment is just not beginning its ascent, it makes sense that he would wait to make any sort of verbal commitment.
"I want to make a couple of visits over the summer, but most of them in the fall," he said. "I am going to wait it out until I'm ready to commit."
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