Four-star back returns to his favorite

Derrick Green, the No. 20 running back in the class of 2013, visited Clemson on Saturday for the annual Orange and White spring game.

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The 5-foot-11, 220-pound junior from Hermitage High School in Richmond, Va. first saw Tigertown while visiting for the March Junior Day. He returned for an overnight trip, starting on Saturday.

"It went real well. I had a great time. I got to spend time with my position coach again [Tony Elliott] coach [Dabo] Swinney, coach [Chad] Morris. I think the spring game went real well. The backs were doing a lot of different things out of the backfield. I had a good time," Green told CUTigers on Sunday.

The newest Clemson commit, 2013 linebacker Dorian O'Daniel, was at his side throughout the day.

"My parents, his parents, coach Elliott, coach Swinney, coach Morris, coach [Brent] Venables, we were all eating," Green said. "I kind of felt [O'Daniel's commitment] was coming. He was talking about it that day. I'm just proud of him."

Green, who's maintained Clemson as his favorite sine shortly after the first visit, spoke with several Tigers on Saturday, including current running backs Andre Ellington and Roderick McDowell.

"I've got a great relationship with all the coaches. Coach Swinney, coach Elliott and coach Morris, I've got a good relationship with them," he said. "The campus is beautiful. The first time I visited there for Junior Day, I just fell in love with it. I've been feeling the same way about it ever since."

He added, "After I visit schools, I write down things I don't like. I couldn't find anything I didn't like about Clemson."

A few other trips could be in the works.

"I think, I'm not yet sure 100 percent, but I'm trying to get to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Arkansas, either at the end of this month or the beginning of next month," he said.

The schools he would like to visit in the coming weeks have offered.

Auburn, Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin are among the others with offers. And he does not have any list of favorites after Clemson.

But there is no timeline for a decision.

"I've got to see more schools, see some more campuses," Green said.

As a junior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. Top Stories