Green hearing from Spartans

Toledo Catholic Central linebacker heard from MSU through winter and spring, including a visit from a coach.

Toledo Catholic Central enters the 2013 season as reigning state champs looking to repeat, and 2015 linebacker Chris Green is a key cog in the defense.

Playing with a few Division 1 recruits brought attention on the middle linebacker, who has heard from Michigan State.

"I heard a lot (from MSU) toward the end of the season and a little bit when the season was over," Green said. "I haven't really heard that much from them since the summer started, though."

Green said a Michigan State coach also visited him in the spring.

"Coach (Mike) Tressel came to my school and talked to me and I got some questionnaires and stuff like that," Green said.

The third-year varsity player said he tried to make it camp in East Lansing, but it didn't work out. He did camp at Michigan and Ohio State, though, where he said he picked up a lot of skills.

"Michigan camp was a lot of coverage and man-to-man, so I think that's an extra skill that I picked up on that I can put toward the season this year," Green said. "Ohio State, it was about the same thing.

"Just doing the two camps I learned how to guard the tight end and the running back and not be just a pass rusher. I can be used both ways."

He also camped at Akron and holds offers from Toledo and Bowling Green early in the process.

When it comes to recruiting, Green said he is focused on how a school runs its defense. He also said if he gest the chance, he would gladly come up to Michigan State for a game this fall.

He had 96 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles as a sophomore.

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