NU 'household name' for 2015 WR Cam Green

2015 wide receiver Cameron Green of Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson HS talks about his long-time Northwestern interest. He's a major priority for the Wildcats.

Most of the visitors at Northwestern's open spring practice on April 5 were getting an exciting first look at the turf by Lake Michigan and the Ryan Field facilities. It was just another weekend for Cameron Green.

"I've known about Northwestern since I was a little kid," Green told Sunday. "My friends and I would go to games pretty often. It's been a household name for a while, but recently I've been focusing on it recruitment wise."

The three-star Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson wide receiver has been on NU's radar for a while, and would be a solid add for a program that just saw five commitments in a hectic three-day span. As a junior, Green caught 48 passes for 890 yards and 11 touchdowns this fall, while his Stevenson Patriots went 10-3.

Northwestern isn't the only school taking notice, though. Fellow Big Ten programs Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Purdue have offered. But the Wildcats could hold an edge in terms of personal connections.

"I have a great relationship with Coach [Dennis] Springer," Green said. "He could tell me absolutely anything, and I would be all right with it. I feel like I can probably tell him anything at this point, too. I almost consider him my coach, even though I haven't made any commitments yet."

Green noted that he isn't making any decisions right now. His ideal timeline would conclude with a college choice at the end of his senior season, though he acknowledges that he'll probably have to settle somewhere before that, due to "how quickly some guys commit nowadays."

He said he plans to visit campus again soon. That last visit did include a talk with Jeremy Ebert, the most recent Wildcat receiver to make an NFL catch.

But the longtime visitor plans to take a long time arriving at a decision. Green may be interested in staying close to home, but there are still many more schools to see.

"I'm really enjoying the process. It's been a lot of fun so far. I haven't even begun to think about narrowing things down," he said.

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