Quarterback Nick Green and Army's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Tim Walsh, share quite a unique relationship to say the very least. You see, before Coach Walsh accepted the job with Army last winter, he and Green had already started building a rapport from his days at Portland State.
"Coach Walsh has known me since earlier in my high school years at Ridgefield High," Nick said. "He's been recruiting me ever since. When he made his move to Army from Portland State, he kept on recruiting me. He felt like I would be able to play for Army. That was a big compliment to me, because they're such a great school."
Last fall Nick passed for 2,712 yards, 30 touchdowns, and completed 63% of his passes (215-of -341). On the ground he rushed for 602 yards and ran for 10 scores. However, there is something special that the 6-3, 205 pound QB brings to the table that has the Black Knights keeping very close tabs on him.
"The thing that is most important to Coach Walsh when he is recruiting a quarterback is whether they have passion for the game," Nick said. "He could truly see that I have a passion to play football. One of his questions for me was what I thought my strengths were, and what would I look for in a quarterback. I told him competitiveness which basically led to the word passion. He summed it all up in one word, and that was the number one thing he liked about me when he saw my game film, and the games I played in."
From the sound of things, it appears that both Nick and Coach Walsh have made a lasting impression on each another. Could the bond between the two of them be one of the major deciding factors with his decision?
Nick recently took an official to West Point to check things out for himself. In part two of this two part series Nick will discuss his official visit in-depth. Keep it locked right here with ArmySports.com, you don't want to miss it.