Elliott staying close with top RB

Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott has been in contact with one of the nation's top 2013 running backs. On Monday, the Tigers offered the 5-foot-11, 220-pound prospect.

RB Derrick Green Profile

Clemson's offer went to Hermitage High School [Richmond, Va.] junior Derrick Green.

"This morning, [Elliott] sent me a message on Facebook saying that I had a scholarship. He asked for my coach's number so he could call him and let him know," Green told CUTigers.com on Monday night.

He's been in touch with the Clemson running backs coach for about a month now.

"We're building a good relationship," Green said. "He's definitely a cool coach, down to earth. He tells you things straight-forward. He's a real good guy."

A trip to Clemson could be in the works, but nothing has been scheduled.

"I definitely want to get out there and see how the campus is," he said.

A trip to Michigan could be in the works next week.

Along with Clemson and Michigan, several schools have offered. Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Auburn are among the several offers to his name.

What does Green know about Clemson?

"I know their running backs go to the NFL, so that's a good thing."

As a junior he ran for over 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns despite playing only in the first half of each game during the regular season.

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