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Signing Day Spotlight: Stanley Green

The letter is in for East St. Louis (IL) DB Stanley Green. Here's a look at the new Illini signee.

Commitment Date: 12/06/2015

Twitter Handle: @Stantheanimal

Why Illinois?

Prior to Green being offered by Illinois, we were told by someone on East St. Louis' coaching staff that he believed Illinois was a great fit for Green.  Between the academics and the opportunity for him within the football program, Green is the type of solid defensive back who goes on to have a productive career on and off the field.


Green is a polite guy off the field, but once he straps on the pads, he becomes a tenacious competitor who has no reservations about laying a big hit on an opposing player.  He is athletic and explodes toward the ball once he reacts.  He is a safety who plays with the mindset and physicality of a linebacker.

With his solid speed at the safety position, Green can cover a lot of ground, but isn't afraid to mix it up in the box on defense.  For that reason, he projects well as a free safety who can both step up in the box as well as cover tight ends and running backs in the passing game.



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