Wildcats Keep In Touch With JUCO LB

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State Coaching Staff is keeping in contact with Linebacker Travis Green. Having already offered his teammates, the KSU staff has kept tabs on the Linebacker and he is hopinh an offer is coming....

Kansas State has already extended offers to two players, Devon Nash and Jake Waters, from Iowa Western Community College, but there's also one Reiver they're very interested in and his hoping for an offer of his own.

Travis Green, a 6-foot, 205-pound outside linebacker, has been turning heads in his first season in Council Bluffs and has the attention of the Wildcats staff.

"The other day I spoke with Coach (Dell) Miller," said Travis Green. "He told me that they really liked my highlight film and that I was on their board. I've looked up on the school's background, but I haven't had the chance to take any visits yet because I've been so busy."

After graduating from Omaha (Neb.) North High School in 2011, Green went to Dodge City Community College where he was a redshirt in his freshman season. He decided to transfer to Iowa Western the next semester and the change has served him well.

"It's been great," Green said on his time at Iowa Western. "I'm a part of a winning team with great chemistry and a good coaching staff. Coach (Mike Blackbourn puts us in good position to make plays. I love the game day atmosphere here. We're off to a 5-0 start and ranked number one in the nation.

"I've been playing pretty good [individually]. My best game was probably against Dupage when I blocked a punt and had nine solo tackles. Since last season, I've improved on my tackling, being more of a sure tackler, my speed, and on my drop-back coverage."

Green is currently second on the team in tackles with 32 and has three and a half tackles for loss. Now at the midway point in the season, he's hoping his college interest will soon turn into offers.

"I'm also hearing from FAU," Green said. "Coach (Carl) Pelini called me and said they were interested and that he was going to be staying in touch with me every week.

"I'm looking to get on a football team and change the game. I want to join a winning team and make people believe in us. I'm ready to work hard to build something."

One big thing Green has going for him is he'll have three years of eligibility remaining at a four year college. He's also will be graduating from Iowa Western in December.

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