LSU gets Green for 2002

LSU gets perhaps the most dangerous player in its recruiting class with a letter of intent from Higgins athlete Skyler Green.

Vital Data: One of the most exciting players in the annals of metro New Orleans prep football performed his handiwork on the West Bank. Green, the cousin of former Tigers Howard, Jarvis and Jason Green, earned a place on the Tiger Rag Dirty Dozen with a banner senior season. He finished 2001 with 2,174 yards and 30 touchdowns, averaging an astounding 11.2 yards per carry for head coach Wayne Meyers. Against rival John Ehret, he compiled 410 rushing yards.


Tiger Rag's take: National recruiting analysts have hastily labeled Green as a defensive back prospect, probably because of his size. His offensive production would seem to merit consideration for keeping the ball in his hands, but we said the same thing about Carencro's Damien James a few years ago. While it might be hard to keep Green at running back, a move to wide receiver is not out of the question.


The Scoop: Green is an athlete who has competed on the national level in track. His best sprint times include 10.38 seconds in the 100 meters and a 21.13 in the 200. He has told Tiger Rag that he has a strong interest in participating in track at LSU.

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