Huskers making an impression

Since Shawn Watson arrived at Nebraska, there was a need for multiple quarterbacks initially, then there was a maintain routine. Every year after Watson's first year there has been just one quarterback taken in Nebraska's class. This year, it appears there will be just one again. The Huskers have their eyes set on a signal caller from southern Texas.

One of the top signal callers in the state of Texas, and the nation for that matter, is Cody Green. Green, the #3 rated quarterback by Scout.com, hails from Dayton (Texas).

The evaluation period has been busy for Green, but in the past couple of weeks the Nebraska staff has been by the Dayton school to see Green. Green has had a chance to call the Nebraska coaches to talk about their interest.

"Nebraska was just here the other day," Green said. "Our talks went well. It went really good. I am hearing good things."

One of the key points of the conversation was how Nebraska plans on using a player like Green and how Green and his abilities translate into the Nebraska offense. What the Nebraska coaches have told Green has all been positive.

"The Nebraska staff came and just said that the type of offense that they run will not be a big adjustment for me. With that being said, that is good for me.

"It's going to be hard to learn a new offense and a college offense on top of that, anyway. That's no matter what. They said that I am their #1 guy and that they are after me."

Getting that endorsement from Nebraska is comforting. Green said that he has been getting recruited by two coaches from Nebraska and beyond their #1 endorsement; they get Green excited about the possibilities in Lincoln.

"Yes sir, it's good to hear that. Coach Shawn Watson and Coach Mike Ekeler have been the coaches that are recruiting me for Nebraska.

"They get me excited about Nebraska, about how they describe Nebraska; they get me excited to just take a visit up there.

"They know what they are talking about. Knowing that they know about football and how I fit in there is good to know."

The Nebraska staff and interest has driven Green to take them seriously enough to make plans to see Lincoln this summer. Green is actually planning on partaking in the quarterback academy in Lincoln.

"I am planning on making the quarterback academy this summer in Lincoln. That will be my first time in Nebraska ever.

"I want to look at the academic facilities. I want to really look at that. I would like to get to know some of the guys that are up there and also get to know the coaches."

The 6-foot-4 and 220-pound Green only played in two games during his junior season after suffering torn ligaments in his right ankle. Green had surgery in late September and is now running and rehabbing his ankle. Green says he can bench press 315 pounds and squat 375 pounds.

Green's sophomore stats were 95 rushing attempts for 689 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per carry and four touchdowns. Passing, Green was 171-for-105 with a 61.4 completion percentage for 1,429 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

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