Green Still Lists Michigan Near Top

Last time GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with defensive end <b>Hivera Green</b> from Conway, S.C. he was looking forward to attending the Michigan camp where he even contemplated making a pledge for the Wolverines if things felt right. Unfortunately circumstances prohibited him from making it to Ann Arbor, but that didn't seem to dampen his fondness for the Maize and Blue.

"I was disappointed I didn't get to go up there for the camp," Hivera Green said. "I talked to the coaches and I'm going to try and get up there yet, I'm for sure going to visit Michigan for one of my five official visits." Green said Florida and Florida State would get two of the remaining visits, the last two are yet undecided.

The 6 foot 5, 255-pound Green plays defensive end for Conway but is open to moving once he gets to college. "I think I am a good defensive end at this level," he said. "But once I get to the next level, depending on my size, I really could play tackle on defense."

There had been speculation that Green would follow teammate Eric Huggins to Oklahoma. That didn't happen, at least as of now, but Green has noticed an effect of the Huggins pledge to the Sooners. "For some reason, after Eric committed to Oklahoma, the local schools stopped contacting me," he said. "I used to receive, like, two or three letters a day from Clemson, now I only get maybe one or two a week."

Green has stated in the past that playing time was going to be a major factor in his choice. Right now one school stands out as far as quickly getting the talented player on the field. "I've been looking at the depth charts of the different schools," he said. "Michigan looks to be the best chance for me playing time-wise. I'll be taking all five of my official visits before making a decision though."

Green is playing in passing league tournaments now and his team begins fall practice on July 30. Conway is the three-time defending state champion. A fourth would be a good way to send Green off to college. "We have some bumps to overcome for us to get the fourth in a row," he said. "But you can bet we're going to work hard to get through those and win it again."

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