UC In Final Four For Defensive End

With all the news surrounding the Bearcats seeming to center on the offensive side, Cincinnati is not ignoring the defensive side of the ball either as they are a finalist for a three-star defensive end.

Desimon Green recently named Cincinnati in his top three along with Texas Tech and Pittsburgh but added a fourth team to the mix on Monday.

"I would also like to add Illinois to that list," Green said. "I've kind of developed a relationship with their linebackers coach."

While adding a new contender to the mix, Green still has Cincinnati squarely in his sights.

"Cincinnati, they've told me a lot about how I can come in and help their program, and that I'm good. And their coaches are real cool and down to earth," Green said.

Green, the 35th-ranked defensive end by Scout.com, said that one of the biggest factors in his college decision will be the surrounding area of campus, something that should help UC.

"How comfortable I feel living there (will be a big factor), I mean I'm going to be living there for four or five years, you know," Green said. "I want to go somewhere there are things to do."

Green will get a chance to check out what there is to do around Cincinnati soon as the three-star defensive end said he will be on campus Saturday.

While Green plays also plays quarterback at Clairton High School in Pennsylvania, he is being recruited as a defensive end at BCS schools. With the style of defense Clairton plays, a five man defensive front, Green plays mainly a stand-up defensive end, but said that he is not really being recruited as an outside linebacker, except by Texas Tech.

Green said that he could make a decision right before his senior season starts.

"It depends on the situation and how everything is going but it will probably be before the season or the very,very beginning of the season .

Green also mentioned that distance from home will not be a factor in his decision, saying that you could be home sick no matter where you go to college.

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