Bears Still in Hunt for Five-Star Green

San Antonio (Tex.) Madison running back Aaron Green has well over 20 scholarship offers. With interest from all four corners of the country, the five-star prospect has dwindled his list down to four. If Green decides to play on the West Coast, Cal is the only school he is looking at...

Aaron Green (5-10, 185) says he has around 30 scholarship offers and has already narrowed it down to Texas, Nebraska, California and Florida State. All of his favorites have offered. He denies a leader.

Green, ranked as the No. 3 running back in the country by Scout.com, has already attended spring games at Texas and Nebraska.

"It was crazy," Green said about the Nebraska spring game. "I couldn't believe all the fans that showed up just for the spring game. It was tight."

Green says he also likes how the Huskers run the ball. "I think I could fit into their offense," he said. "They like to run.

"I also like coach Bo Pelini," he said. "Coach Pelini is the truth. He's turned them around and the job he's done is amazing…especially on defense."

Besides attending the Texas spring game, he also visited their junior day as well. "They have a good program and they win," he said about the Longhorns.

Another plus for Texas is their location. "It's just down the road," he said. "Austin is only like 45 minutes away. That's not going to be a big factor, but you know what they say, ‘there's no place like home.'"

He says he also likes how the Longhorns said they'd utilize him on the field. "They like how I'm an all-around back and said that I could even play a little slot and return punts too," he said.

Green also attended a junior day at Baylor, but the Bears aren't in the running for his services.

Another school that Green used to list as a favorite, but is no longer in his top five is USC. Although Green says he liked the Trojans growing up, he says he's not interested in them anymore. "I'm not looking at them," he said. "I'm not gonna go there."

He admits that the Trojans haven't been recruiting him much recently either. "They aren't recruiting me and that's fine," he said.

But Green does like a different West Coast school – California. "They always produce good running backs," he said. "I think that offense is legit."

Green has never visited Berkeley, but says he'd like to take an official visit there. Green also says he needs to visit Florida State officially as well.

"The coaches are good," he said about the Seminoles. "I like (defensive ends) coach D.J. Eliot. He seems like a nice guy. But I haven't met (new head) coach Jimbo Fisher yet. I've heard he's a good coach…I just need to get to know him."

Green says he won't make a decision until after all of his official visits. "I just want to feel at home," he said. "That's what I'm looking for and I think I'll just know when I'm there."

He admits he likes these four because they are showing him the most attention. "They're really recruiting me the most," he said. "I hear a lot from these schools."

Others schools that Green says he has offers from include Alabama, Baylor, Georgia, Ole Miss, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and several others.

Green reports a 3.0 core GPA and says he took the SAT on May 1 for the first time and is still waiting for the results.

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