2011 Texas RB Interested in UNC

SAN ANTONIO --- North Carolina hasn't done much recruiting in the state of Texas in recent years. The Tar Heels hope to change that in the 2011 class with Aaron Green.

"I haven't really heard about them at all from a football standpoint," Green said. "When you hear North Carolina and Duke, you automatically think basketball. But last year I saw them in a bowl game and I was like ‘Man, they're an up-and-coming program.' And then I saw them again this year, so it has really grabbed my attention."

As a result, Green, a 5-foot-11, 184-pound junior tailback from San Antonio (Texas) Madison contacted the Tar Heel coaching staff.

In his estimation, 20 schools have offered him a scholarship including California, Nebraska, UNC, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, and Texas.

With so many options, and many more to come, Green doesn't claim any favorite schools.

Sometime this spring, Green plans to establish a favorites list of eight or so schools. However, he doesn't plan to make a verbal commitment until Signing Day 2011.

"I want to go to a place that I know I can be there for four years," Green said. "I'll evaluate the campus lifestyle, the coaches, and how they treat the players."

During the spring, Green is looking to visit all of the in-state schools, as well as schools in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and California. He doesn't believe UNC will be among his spring visits.

"If [UNC] wins one of those spots to take an official visit, I'll go," Green said.

As a sophomore, Green rushed for 2,024 yards and 27 touchdowns on 241 carries (8.4-yard average) and caught 16 passes for 215 yards and two scores. He followed that up with a junior campaign that included 1,133 yards and 11 touchdowns on 193 rushes and ten receptions for 151 yards and three touchdowns.

Green is spending time in downtown San Antonio the next couple of days for the U.S. Army National Combine.

"I only live down the street – I only live ten minutes away," Green said. "I've been invited to be in the combine. But I have a boot on my foot, so I can't participate. So I'm just going to be out here watching."

Green did participate in the bench press, where he registered 23 reps of 185 pounds.

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