Green sitting with three early offers

Defensive coordinators must use a heavy does of nickel and dime packages to counter all of the four and five receiver sets offenses are showing these days in college football.

As a result, good cover corners are in high demand and Louisiana has one that falls into that category in Robby Green, Jr. (6-0, 170, 4.5).


Green was a shutdown cornerback for one of the top defenses in the state last season as he picked off four passes, broke up 15 more and logged 25 tackles for powerhouse John Curtis.


A trio of schools have already stepped up to the plate with a scholarship offer in Alabama, Clemson and Tulane with a host of others showing interest such as LSU, Florida, Ole Miss, Arkansas, UCLA and Auburn.


What is it that has attracted so much early attention for the Bayou State product?


"I consider myself a cover corner," Green told Tiger Rag. "That's my specialty. I would rather cover than come up and tackle but I'm not going to say I want come up and hit you because I will."


The talented defender said that it's too early to name a favorite as he is just soaking everything up right now. He did say, though, that getting some early offers did take some of the pressure off of him.


"I'm really not even trying to think a whole lot about recruiting," he said. "I'm trying to just lay back and look at all my options and go from there. But, getting those early offers felt great and made me feel good about things.


"Clemson was the first to offer and they really showed me a lot of love when I went there for a camp. Alabama was next when coach Burns called and offered me. Coach Saban wasn't around but me and coach Burns talked for a while and he told me what coach Saban had said about me. Then Tulane just offered two weeks ago and that felt good too because they are real close to home.


Another school that is close to home and that Green has some strong ties to is LSU since his father, Robbie Green, Sr., played safety for the Tigers in the late 1980's.


"Being that my dad played there and the relationship I have with the coaches already, LSU will play a big part in the recruiting process," said the Patriots' corner. "LSU has always been a school I have followed closely. I have a whole lot of time to worry about picking a favorite school but LSU is high on my list." will be following Green closely throughout the recruiting process and we will also get another up close and personal look when he attends the Combine in New Orleans on April 21.

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