Coach Speak: Aaron Green

Entering a school as a five-star player can come with its pressures. Entering Nebraska as an All-American high school running back, that has some expectations.

But playing with almost impossible expectations is something San Antonio Madison running back Aaron Green is used to. It's a good thing. In today's world of social media and message boards, a player can become a legend before even stepping onto the field.

"He's the guy that from the get go, it was almost impossible to meet the expectations that people had for him. He was first class in everything he did for us," said Madison head coach Jim Streety. "Aaron was a steady hand for us off the field. He worked hard and knew what it took to be successful."

Being a "steady hand" will be something Nebraska asks Green to be in the future, just probably not in 2011 according to the Mavericks coach.

"I'm thinking he is probably set-up to red-shirt," said Streety. "If depth is a concern for them, I think for him to make a factor, he's going to have to go up there and have a great summer. That is tremendous leap in competition, particularly at a place like Nebraska. The expectations are pretty high there. To me, that's making a pretty big step.

"As a true freshman, I honestly don't know if he could. I'm thinking they really don't want to do that."

As a senior, Green rushed for 1,717 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He was named as a U.S. Army All-American and also represented America as part of the Team USA vs. The World Game.

"I think his strength, as a running back was his vision, combined with his athleticism. It just made him almost an impossible target in the open field," said Streety. "There were not many guys who could tackle him 1-on-1, without the advantage of an angle or a sideline."

And last but not least, how are his ankles coach? We did hear he played soccer this spring?

"He's good to go."

Green arrived to Lincoln on Tuesday night according to his Twitter page.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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