Gary Green Awaits Offers

KU is in the mix for Green, but looks like there's some catching up that must be done.

Phog.net: How is your season going so far?

Gary Green: “It’s going pretty good, we’re 4-0 right now. We are ranked in the city. We are number one on one poll in the city, and number two in the other one. The second game, we beat (San Antonio) Taft. We beat O’Connor in the first game, Taft, then Corpus Christi, and then Church Hill. Church Hill was supposed to upset us, they had them picked as the upset special of the year, and we ended up beating them 45-14.”

Phog.net: Who do you play this week?

Gary Green: “We play (San Antonio) Lee. Our main thing is to get better this week because we’ve got tough games coming up in the following weeks.”

Phog.net: How would you describe yourself as a football player?

Gary Green: “People compare my style as kind of like a mix between Barry Sanders and Gale Sayers. I have the moves, but I always go up field. I never slow down or stop to put moves on. I’m always north and south, but I can make moves. I’m not a scat-back, it’s not like I run away from everything, but I’m not a straight-ahead runner.”

Phog.net: How did you develop your moves?

Gary Green: “Honestly, it’s just and instinct. I’ve had moves all my life. My freshman year, I got put on J.V., and my first game, my first run, I broke a 76-yard touchdown, and I did some moves that my dad (Gary Green, Sr.) said were unbelievable. He always tells me, I’m the only person that he’s ever been surprised with by some of the moves I’ve made. He played in the Pros....he played for the Chiefs for his first seven years, and then the Rams for his last two. He was All-Pro seven of his nine years, and made the Pro Bowl four times.”

Phog.net: Have you played against anyone this season that really caught your attention?

Gary Green: “My friend Otis McDaniel (Taft), he’s being recruited heavily. I went on defense a couple of plays and hit him. When we play Roosevelt the following week after Lee, Cory Bennett, who is also my friend...he committed to OU, he’ll be playing defensive end. Then, the following week, we will be playing against Yaniv Barnett from Clemens. He’s being recruited also.”

Phog.net: Are you enjoying the recruiting process?

Gary Green: “Definitely. I have six offers right now, and it looks like there are some more that will be coming pretty soon. There has been a lot of phone calls, but I would much rather have the phone calls than not have them.”

Phog.net: Which schools have offered you?

Gary Green: “Pittsburg, Kansas, Wisconsin, BYU, Stanford, and Iowa. There are a lot of schools that are right on the brink of offering. It looks like Oklahoma State and Notre Dame will be offering pretty soon.”

Phog.net: Are there schools that you are waiting to hear from?

Gary Green:Oklahoma State and Notre Dame. Oklahoma State and Pittsburg, that’s where my heart is right now. Those are the two top schools now, but I’m interested in all of the rest of them. Those are the two main ones.”

Phog.net: What did you think about the Pittsburg at Texas A&M game?

Gary Green: “That is the main reason that I was going to watch because I wanted to see exactly how their offense was, and how they showcase their running back. I was impressed.”

Phog.net: When you visit OSU, it will be interesting to compare Larry Fitzgerald to Rashaun Woods.

Gary Green: “Larry Fitzgerald is a PLAYER. Rashaun Woods is good...he’s REAL good, but I don’t know. I think Larry Fitzgerald might be better just because he appears to be faster, and a little more athletic. But Rashaun Woods is definitely a great receiver.”

Phog.net: What do you want to study in college?

Gary Green: “I want to be a coach.”

Phog.net: Who are you hearing from at Oklahoma State?

Gary Green: “Coach Doug Mallory. I really like him. Coach did mention that I might be able to meet Barry Sanders going on a visit.”

Phog.net: What about at Notre Dame?

Gary Green: “Coach Buzz Preston.”

Phog.net: Pittsburg?

Gary Green: “One of the main reasons I am so interested in Pittsburg is because Coach Deano Babers is the running back’s coach, and he is a real nice guy. He is real personable, and I really like him.”

Phog.net: Have you enjoyed visiting with the coaches from the different schools?

Gary Green: “That is basically what stands out as far as the schools that I am real interested in, like Oklahoma State and Pittsburg. I can really talk to those coaches and have a conversation that goes deeper than just whether or not they are interested and want me to take a visit.”

Phog.net: What visits do you plan on taking?

Gary Green: “I am going to Pittsburg next weekend.”

Phog.net: What about Oklahoma State?

Gary Green: “I don’t know. I might have to wait until December to do that.”


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