For the last two years, football fans across South Carolina have heard that Summerville wide receiver A.J. Green could be the best receiver to ever come out of the Palmetto state. Those in attendance Saturday afternoon at the Big 16 State Championship game in Columbia would certainly not argue with that opinion.
CUTigers.com caught up with the future star wide out afterwards for a postgame interview.
The 6-4, 190 pound prospect left everything on the field in a heartbreaking loss to Gaffney. "Our offense was clicking, but the defense wasn't clicking. But we played our hardest," Green told CUTigers.com after his team lost by one point to the Gaffney Indians.
Coming into the championship game Green had 71 receptions for 1331 yards and 15 touchdowns - as a sophomore. On the day, he added four more catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.
But those statistics only tell part of the story as Green could only be stopped by by penalties and poor throws. Green scored one touchdown, but easily could have had two others. A second touchdown was called back by a penalty. The talented wide receiver also used his height to catch another ball just out of bounds in the endzone.
And yes, even though he's just finished his sophomore year, the star receiver is already getting attention from many of the top programs in the south.
When asked which schools are already interested in the what looks to be the top prospect in South Carolina for the class of 2008, Green responded, "I am hearing from South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson and Georgia Tech. I'm keeping all my options open right now."
And while he may be keeping all of his options "open," there's little doubt the number of those options will only increase as his high school career continues.
Finally, Summerville looks to have as many as five division I-A prospects that just finished their sophomore season. Stay tuned to CUTigers.com in the coming weeks and months for all the details.
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