Green - 'UNC leads right now'

IC checks in with Lionel Green, a big and speedy cornerback from Reedley Community College in California, who is still taking visits after an official visit to North Carolina. However, the Tar Heels are in excellent shape for his services.

Cornerback Lionel Green has already seen North Carolina and is now comparing Chapel Hill to other schools on his list.

Green, a 6-1, 185-pound corner from Reedley Community College (Calif.), plans to visit Nebraska, Missouri, and South Carolina. He will likely also visit one more school from among Kansas State, West Virginia, Minnesota, Tennessee and Mississippi for his final visit.

"North Carolina leads right now," Green said. "I just liked everything. I thought it was a good place. It was nice. The [other recruits] said it was nicer than some of the other schools they had visited already."

One of the questions many have for Green is why he goes by the nickname "Woobie"? In all honesty, he gets it from his mom.

"I got that from mom. I don't know why, but she just started calling me that when I was little. I guess it stuck with me."

Green is set to visit Nebraska this weekend. He was impressed with his trip to Chapel Hill and was impressed that UNC fans took time to make signs with his picture on it. He also enjoyed getting to sit down with UNC coach John Bunting.

"We talked about everything -- school, football -- he asked about my parents and stuff. It wasn't just about football."

Other highlights from the trip including some down time where Green was able to meet some of the UNC players.

"We went to some places and chilled; mostly just talked. I asked the guys about the coaches and the school. It was cool."

Green spent the most time hanging out with quarterback Darian Durant.

"Durant… He has his head on straight. Really cool guy," Green said.

After such a great visit, Green says it will take a lot for a school to top North Carolina.

"If I really like a school and feel really comfortable then that is what it will take to top what North Carolina offered. It will really take a lot."

Green, 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.


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