Green Recruiting for Arizona

Arizona running back commit Zachary Green is a recruit that is doing some recruiting of his own. Look inside for the details...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure running back Zachary Green, one of the top backs in Southern California, is used to being recruited by college coaches and he has now decided to do some recruiting of his own.

Green committed to Rich Rodriguez and the new Arizona staff back in April and has been solid in his commitment ever since.

"When I went to the school Rich Rodriguez pulled me into his office and told me that I could make a big impact on the school and they need a power back and blocking back," Green said. "Since I was the first commit of their era, he said that I was the starting block of something new, and once I committed, other people would follow.

"The class is really good. We lost a commit, Brandon Cox, so I guess that is one spot open and hopefully we can add a really good player."

Green says he has been vocal about his love for Arizona to other big-time recruits in Southern California. One player in particular that he has been talking with is Westlake cornerback Dashon Hunt, a teammate of current Arizona commit Tony Mekari.

"We have been trying to get Dashon Hunt to come. Hopefully we get him on his official (visit) during the ASU game," Green said. "Dashon is a real physical player. When he is on defense he made a big impact and brought them to life. He's a real physical corner."

The talented tailback has also been working on one of his own teammates, Bryce Dixon, an elite 2014 tight end that recently received an offer from the Wildcats.

"I was telling the (Arizona) coaches before he had any offers and telling them that he is a guy that they need to get on," Green said of Dixon. "Bryce is a really good player. He is very physical and when he has the ball in his hands nobody can bring him down."

This weekend Green will go back to his usual role as a recruit and take an unofficial visit to Tucson to watch the Pac-12 showdown between Arizona and USC.

"I'm just hoping to see Arizona beat USC, but last week against Washington and almost all of their games, the running back has made over 100 yards and more than one touchdown," Green said. "It is a really good feeling that the running back is really prospering in that program.

"I'm happy about my decision. I just really feel like I can fit into that offense perfectly, and the coaches think that I can make a really big impact."

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