Junior Day Focus-Kevin Green

North Chicago, Illinois is home to two-way standout Kevin Green. The running back/linebacker is currently spending his weekends visiting college campuses, meeting coaches, and beginning to narrow down his college choices. Green recently returned from Notre Dame's first junior day, and to say the least, he came away impressed.

"I liked it," said Green when asked about his impression of the visit. "I went with both my football coaches. I got introduced to the linebacker coach, and then I talked to Coach Weis. We stayed for the basketball game, too."

Green was heavily impressed with the way Notre Dame structured the junior day. Compared to other junior days, most recently Northwestern, where players were addressed in one large group by the head coach and assistant coaches, Green found the small group discussions with the position coaches very rewarding.

"The most impressive part of the visit was when got to speak to our position coaches," Green said. "I spoke to mine and told them I would send them my highlight film. I'll call them later this week to see how they like it. I think they are looking at me at running back or linebacker.

"I liked my Northwestern visit, but I liked Notre Dame's more. I got to talk to the coaching staff more. They broke us down by our positions so we could talk to our position coaches. It was a good thing."

Notre Dame was Green's second junior day. He plans on attending more junior days in the upcoming weeks, and is presently training for the Nike combine at the University of Michigan. His visits, along with summer football camp schedule will dictate when he will make a decision.

"I've already been to Northwestern's junior day. Next weekend is Wisconsin, then Illinois, and then I'll go to some combines," Green said. "Right now I am training for the Nike Camp at Michigan so coaches can see what I have to offer.

"As for summer camps, I'll probably go to one day camps at Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, and maybe some other schools."

"I'm going to take some visits before I decide," said Green about when he would make a college decision, "I want to evaluate the schools to make sure everything is perfect, and then make a decision."

Presently Bowling Green is Green's only offer. Bowling Green offered Green as a linebacker, but Green doesn't have a preference on what position he plays in college.

"Bowling Green in my only offer right now, but I'm looking forward to offers from other schools," he said.

"I'm not sure what position I prefer. I am comfortable at either position, and I am comfortable with whatever the school is recruiting me as. Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Ohio State are recruiting me at running back. Purdue, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, and Bowling Green are all recruiting me at linebacker."

Green carries a 3.4 GPA and his understanding of the importance of a good education, along with other elements, will be factors in his decision.

"I gave my transcripts to the wide receiver coach when I was there. I have a 3.4 overall GPA, scored an 18 on the ACT, and am planning to take the test again, he said.

"Education will be really important when I make my decision, because you need something to do after college. The college environment and the feeling that I am wanted by the school will also be important. Lastly, I will be looking at the athletics there. I want to better myself when I am there."

Despite the positive impression the Notre Dame staff had on Green, he can't single-out one leader.

"Leader, I'm not sure who my leader is, I have a variety of schools I'm interested in. I can't put one before the other," said Green.


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