Talking with Derrick Green you get a laid back, never-in-a rush-with-his-words young man who is taking his time in choosing a school. He continues to pick up offers which is one of the reasons he is not in a rush.
"I am making sure I look at all the schools that are looking at me," he told GoBlueWolverine. "I have no favorites or a leader as of right now."
The Hermitage high school running back is up to 32 offers with most recent offers from Alabama, Miss. St. and Pittsburgh. He has visited Penn State, Virginia and Ohio State as well as Michigan (tho Coach Hoke was not there at the time). Green did talk about other visits as well.
"I went to the Clemson spring game recently and that was nice. I also went to Virginia Tech spring game about three or four weeks ago."
There is however one school that he visited that he still has a great deal of interest in, and it is a school up North.
"I definitely am still very interested in Michigan. I had a good time on my visit last time I was there. I had a chance to talk with Will Campbell, defensive tackle, and then I talked with Denard Robinson -- that was the highlight of the trip. Denard was telling me that speed was the difference in high school football and college football and that Michigan was the place to be. We had a real good talk when I was there. The Big House would be nice to play in, in front of all those fans."
The coaching staff and Green have not lost contact -- in fact Michigan called him last night to make sure of where they stood with him and his recruitment.
"Last night I talked with Coach Montgomery, and he wanted to make sure if they were still in the loop with me. I told him they absolutely were still there in the process. Coach Fred Jackson will be coming out next week to see me work out and go through drills. I do plan on getting back up to Michigan during the summer."
Derrick also talked about what has piqued his interest in Michigan -- the success they have been having.
"I just really like the fact that they will be going to a pro-style offense; Denard mentioned that to me when we talked. I am also building a pretty good relationship with Coach Jackson."
As Green continues to research and look at colleges he does have criteria for what he is looking for in a university.
"Academics first, I would like to receive my degree from the college I attend. I am also looking at my having a close relationship with the coaching staff. Playing time is important, along with the football atmosphere."
With the slow development of his recruitment, it seems quite certain that Michigan is right in the thick of things for the services of Scout300's #124 prospect, Mr. Derrick Green.
Green still interested in Michigan
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