U-M on verge of offering freak PA athlete?

Western Pennsylvania has proven to be fertile recruiting ground for the Wolverines throughout the decade. The latest venture has the Wolverines at Clairton high school to checkout defensive end Desimon Green.

The recruitment of 6-foot-5, 225-pound Desimon Green is on the verge of blowing up; the Keystone state star expects his offer sheet to expand in the next two weeks.

"A lot of schools have been coming to Clairton to pick my tape," he told GoBlueWolverine. "They'll be back in two weeks and are supposed to be offering me scholarships."

His most recent offer came from the Michigan State Spartans. "I just got the offer (Saturday) in the mail," he said, "but they had already called last week and told me it was coming so I kind of expected it. They told me that they my versatility, and that I could play defensive end, tight end, or quarterback for them. That sounds good. "

Green also has offers from Pittsburgh, Illinois, Purdue, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Louisville, and more.

The hometown Pitt Panthers have done a great job of recruiting Green, but the notion that he's favoring the Panthers seems to bother him.

"I hate that people say I'm going to Pitt; I hear it all the time. I'm not sure of where it comes from, besides them having a great relationship with my school since some our (Clairton) former players have gone there. A lot of the colleges that come here say they are not going to recruit me if I'm already a lock to go to Pitt. I like Pitt, and I've been there, but I'm really open to all schools."

Green thinks Rutgers and Michigan are close to offering him. He gave his thoughts on the Wolverines.

"I don't know a lot about Michigan, but they are a big time program that plays in the Big Ten. Coach Gibson thinks I'd be a perfect fit in their defense, I could play defensive end, then standup and be an outside linebacker too. Michigan is a school I'd love to know more about, and I'll definitely be interested in taking an official visit there."

Distance from home will not be a factor in Green's recruitment.

"I know it sounds crazy, but by mom doesn't care where I go as long as I'm getting a good education. I can go far away, but she's going to be supporting me no matter what."

Green has a 2.9 gpa, and is scheduled to take the SAT on June 5th.

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