North Carolina was the first stop for Hermitage (Va.) standout running back Derrick Green. "It was more than what I expected. I really was never high on them but seeing the facilities and campus changed my mind," Green stated, who has been in communication with UNC running back coach Randy Jordan. "It was great to see coach Jordan. I enjoyed it."
Then it was off to the neighboring in-state rival North Carolina State, which stirred up some friendly rivalry banter.
"Coach Willis joked around and said, 'they didn't try to keep you there did they?' It was funny," Green laughed. "NC State is another school that showed me more than what I expected. Coach Willis is such a great coach."
The following morning, Green arrived at Clemson for junior day, a visit that has topped others, Green describes.
"Wow, it was beautiful. Out of all the schools I went to, Clemson was the best by far. The campus, the coaches, coach Elliot, and I was the last person to leave and it was worth it because I got to speak with coach Swinney and he is a great guy."
Not only dubbed as his 'best visit' thus far, but he also got that 'special feeling' while taking part in the Tigers' tradition."
"We got the chance to go on top of 'The Hill.' When I was running down the hill I got a chill that I hadn't got at other schools before."
For a guy like Green who holds offers from just about every powerhouse, he relies on a little notebook to sort out his thoughts.
"I have a little note pad I write stuff in about what I like and don't like about each school. I told my mom I couldn't find one thing I didn't like about Clemson."
But hold on Clemson fans, he is not ready to pull the trigger just yet.
"I still want to look at all my options. I plan on going to Oklahoma and Wisconsin sometime this spring. Those are two big schools I have liked that utilize their running backs and have Heisman finalists, and I want to be in that category. Clemson is definitely in that category, too. They have their starting running back going into the NFL and they are going through the pistol and shotgun with a running back behind their quarterback this year, so that's good."
"I definitely plan on going back and trying to make it to their spring game." For the latest on Green's recruitment, keep it here on FOX Sports NEXT.
'Best visit by far' for Green
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