Green Still Waiting On First Offer

Israel Green had an amazing junior season in 2011, rushing for over 2,000 yards and leading Trotwood-Madison to the Ohio Division-II state title. Although schools are showing interest, Green is still awaiting his first scholarship offer.

Trotwood-Madison captured their first Ohio State championship last season, winning the Division-II title. With high-profile recruits such as Cameron Burrows (Ohio State) and Michael McCray (Michigan), it's surprising to see star tailback Israel Green being overlooked.

Green, 5-foot-9, 200-pounds, had a fantastic junior season last year, rushing for over 2,000 yards. In the championship game win over Avon, he gained 326 yards and scored six touchdowns.

"Last year was so great and it was amazing," Green stated. "We all put in a lot of hard work and it paid off. But, it's a new year, and people are gunning for us, so we all have to work even harder."

"My motivation is to win another state title, but I'm also hoping to earn a scholarship, because I want to go to college," he added. "I need to get a college degree, and a football scholarship is my only way. I can run the ball hard, and break tackles. I'm working on getting faster, and improving everything I do."

Although he holds no offers, surprisingly, Green is hearing from a few schools that are showing interest.

"I'm in contact with Cincinnati, Ohio University, Kent State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Akron," he explained. "Most of them are waiting on my ACT score before offering, and I'm going to take that the next time it's offered."

"I have two visits coming up in the next few months," he continued. "I will be going to Cincinnati and also to Wisconsin. I like Cincinnati because it's close to home and they have a great program. Wisconsin is my favorite school, and they play a style that really fits my talent."

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