Gemon Green has already received a dozen scholarship offers. Colorado, Michigan, TCU, Oklahoma State, Houston, Tulsa, UTSA, North Texas, SMU, Fresno State, New Mexico and Utah State are after him early, and more offers will undoubtedly roll in this spring.
“I am ready to jump into recruiting and try to enjoy the process as much as I can,” Green said. “I have gotten advice not to let recruiting take over, though. So I will worry more about academics and my teammates here."
Are any colleges standing out to Green early in the process?
"Colorado, TCU, Oklahoma State, Michigan, that is pretty much it," he answered.
"It is amazing over there," Green said of Colorado. "The team is good, the coaches are great; Coach 'Chev' (co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini) is cool. I love it down there. The atmosphere down there goes hard, I like it."
When asked about his interest in Michigan, Green said he was happy they were the first Big Ten program to offer him because he "just loves how they work up there under Coach [Jim] Harbaugh."
He is hoping for more interest from SEC programs going forward.
Green's recruitment is a little bit more complicated than most, though. That is because he intends to commit to the same college as his brother German Green, also a defensive back prospect from the Class of 2018. German is currently unrated on Scout but he claims early offers from Colorado, Houston, Oklahoma State, SMU, New Mexico and UTSA.
"We are going to go to the same college," Gemon said definitively. "I let coaches know we are going to go to the same college. Some schools offered me without offering him and they just want to see more film on him because he was hurt last season. ... He is a similar player. He is good. He is a little taller and longer than me, too."
Gemon said he wants to take his time with the recruiting process, but he has not yet to determine exactly what he is looking for in a college.
"My brother and I will have to talk about that. We haven't decided on that," he said. "I would like to study History, though."
The Green brothers helped DeSoto win 16 games and a 6A Texas title in 2016. The Eagles will lose a lot of talent with Shenault, Nixon, Shawn Robinson, Xavier Newman, Edward Ingram, Hyrin White, Emmet Perry and Isaiah Stewart all set to move on to college. But Gemon believes they will have a legitimate chance to repeat as state champs.
"We are only losing four starters on defense. With our defensive line, offensive line and my brother and I back, we are going to be good," he said. "We just have to keep stepping up as leaders because last year's team had a great bond."
Gemon believes college recruiters are intrigued most with his height, noting "there are not a lot of 6-foot-2 corners." His off-season goal is to "get a little bigger every day."
"It is going well so far," he said. "I am 168 [pounds] right now and I am trying to get to 180-185 before the season."
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