Arizona lands SoCal RB

Just a week ago, following his MVP performance at the SoCal NIKE camp, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure running back Zachary Green said he planned to go through the recruiting process and had no plans to make an early decision.

Fast forward a week later and the running back has decided to pull the trigger.

"I committed to Arizona this morning," Green said. "I wasn't planning to commit early but everything just felt right here at Arizona. It felt like home to me and the coaches at UA have been showing me more love than anyone else.

"I was here all day Friday from 9:30 in the morning until 9:30 at night, it was a crazy visit. I saw the campus, toured the facilities, watched a practice, I even met the AD and the President of the school. I knew last night I wanted to commit but I wanted to talk it over with my brother and my dad. My dad was cool with it and my little brother was sold the second he walked on campus."

Green said his relationship with the coaches was another big factor.

"I have a great relationship with the coaching staff, especially the running back coach, Coach Magee and Coach Rodriguez and I like the offense a lot. I think I fit in really well with what they do offensively and they let me know that I'll have a chance to compete for playing time right when I get there so that was another plus."

Green has had a strong spring so far and is poised for a big senior season after splitting carries his junior year. He's a powerful runner, physical and tough and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He has worked hard on his speed and explosiveness since the end of the season and it was noticeable last weekend at Cerritos.

Green said he planned to check out a few more schools in the spring and summer but those plans have now been scrapped.

"I'm solid with Arizona, I'm not looking around at anyone," Green said. "Arizona has everything I'm looking for and that's why I went ahead and committed so early. I love the fit and just feel so comfortable there that I don't see any reason to look at anyone else, I'm a Wildcat. The coaches said a commitment to them means not taking any more visits so I'm going to keep my word."

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Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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