Florida Back Has Pack in Lead Group

Altamonte Springs (FL) Lake Brantley tailback Tion Green has NC State as one of his top schools and he's planning to make an official visit to Raleigh.

Tion Green has emerged as one of the Wolfpack's top recruiting targets from the Class of 2012.

The 6-0, 185-pound running back from Altamonte Springs (FL) Lake Brantley has offers from NC State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Purdue, Washington State and others. In fact, he has about 20 offers total, so he has plenty of options to choose from.

While Green hasn't officially narrowed things down he's starting to get a clearer picture of the recruiting process. NC State seems to be in great shape.

"I've been talking to Coach Mike Reed," Green told Pack Pride over the weekend. "We've talked about all kinds of stuff. We talk whenever we can. It can be tough because of my schedule and everything but we speak about setting up a visit, qualifying, study halls in college and everything else. We just talk about everything in general.

"I guess you could say I have high interest in them. They're one of my top schools."

Will Green be taking an official visit to NC State?

"Yes, of course," he said. "You could definitely say that."

When asked what other schools are with NC State at the top of his list Green said it was too early to put together a favorite's list just yet.

"I do plan on taking all of my officials," he continued. "I don't know exactly where I'm going but I'm going to get on that soon."

All of the schools that have offered Green are recruiting him as a running back. Through three games he has rushed for 476 yards and six touchdowns.

What will be the biggest factors in his decision?

"Since I'm probably going to be away from home I need to be comfortable with the coaches, especially my position coach because that's the one I'll be spending most of my time with," he said. "I want to find coaches that I feel comfortable being around."

Is NC State too far from home?

"Definitely not," he said. "I've got family in North Carolina. My grandparents are in Jacksonville so my mom could fly or drive up to see them and then drive over to see my games."

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