2012 Intro: Jacob Green

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Jacob Green, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive tackle from Western Guilford High School.

Scouting Report

"He's a big, strong, aggressive guy," Western Guilford head coach Chris Causey said. "… I think he's biggest thing is has a very high motor. He's a very physical kid. He plays hard. He doesn't take plays off. High school kids as they get tired they sometimes take plays off – he plays extremely hard. He's very coachable... He'll probably play next year at 275 pounds."

Prep Career

Green has primarily played defensive tackle for Western Guilford, where he accumulated 61 tackles (40 solo), one sack, and two forced fumbles. "Last year we played a lot of 4-3 looks," Causey said. "He played a lot of defensive tackle, but he got in there sometimes at the nose – so he'd play our one-technique or our three-technique.

"We have the ability to flex out and get into a ‘50' look and he could play anywhere across the front in a ‘50' look.

"And we've played him some in our five-technique, because in that ‘40' look at the weak-side we want a big physical kid over there that's going to squeeze down. But he's athletic enough to get after the quarterback."

"Mainly wherever their best offensive lineman is that's where I line up," Green said.


Green says Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, and Mississippi have discussed the possibility of offering him a scholarship. He's also being recruited by North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. "I'm definitely going to go to a bunch of camps and combines to get my name out a little bit more," Green said. "I'm probably going to go to Ole Miss' camp, [North] Carolina, I might go to [NC] State, Wake Forest, and I'm thinking about going down to Florida State's camp."

Green has visited Clemson, Duke, Mississippi, UNC, and Virginia Tech.

He is reluctant to name favorite schools.

"I really want to keep my options open," Green said. "I'm waiting for the right school for me."

Extra Notes

Green's older brother, Steven Bell, was a four-year letterwinner at UNC (2002-05) at center and guard… Green was an all-conference wrestler for Western Guilford as a sophomore. However, he gave up the sport to focus on his football career… According to Causey, Green spends so much time with the Stadnik twins that people consider him the third Stadnik.

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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