Green still headed to UNC

There has been recent speculation that UNC JuCo recruit <!--Default NodeId For Lionell Green is 633642,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:633642]>Lionell Green</A> was not going to qualify for UNC, but according to his JuCo coach, those rumors are not accurate.

Reedley Community College coach Michael White told during a telephone interview on Friday that Green is still on track to meet UNC's requirements.

When asked if Green was not going to attend UNC and play football in the fall, he quickly responded.

"No, he will be fine," White said. "It's not going to be a problem, he's still going there." was unable to contact Green, who did not answer repeated calls on Friday.

Green, a 6-1, 185 pound corner who runs a 4.4 forty, was listed on the pre-season JC Top 101 list. He averaged five tackles in 10 games this season and had five interceptions for Reedley CC.

UNC coach John Bunting called Green a "shut-down" corner on Signing Day, and added that he could start right away for the Tar Heels.

"Some people regard him as the number one corner in junior college football," Bunting said of Green during a press conference on signing day. "He is certainly the best one I saw watching endless tapes."

Green, who is from Warden, Texas on the outskirts of Houston, told IC in January that UNC was the place he wanted to be at next season.

"I just think I fit in there and UNC seems like my type of program," he said. "I just like the coaches, they are cool coaches. They are all about football and they are easy to talk to."

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