Junior wide receiver visits Notre Dame

Each year Notre Dame would like to sign the best athletes in the Chicago area and since Charlie Weis took over the program he has made Chicago a priority. One of the top prospects in the 2008 recruiting class will be junior wide receiver Brandin Green of Robeson high school (Chicago, Ill.)

As a sophomore Brandin Green (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) put up monster numbers with 70 receptions for 1,241 yards and 15 touchdowns. Robeson head coach Fabray Collins has seen his star receiver repeat those numbers in 2006.

"He's an outstanding player," Collins said when asked to describe Green's ability. "He plays wide receiver for us on offense and free safety and cornerback on defense. .He's the leading receiver on the team. He has about 1,300 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns at receiver. He has six interceptions and return three for defensive touchdowns.

"He plays both sides [of the ball] for us but he probably will play wide receiver in college. Brandon has even played some quarterback and he's thrown four or five touchdowns. Brandon is multi-talented."

Collins believes that Green will be one of the best players in the Chicago area, and he's already had the top programs inquiring about his standout receiver.

"Everybody is sending him stuff, border to border," Collins said. "He went to the Notre Dame game last weekend. Northwestern likes him, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State...everybody. He's the typ4e of receiver everyone wants and he'll grow to be a 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3 receiver.

"His interest is wide open right now. He hasn't really picked where he wants to play or who he wants to play for. He'll probably go where to the place that shows the most interest in him.

"Northwestern, Iowa and Illinois have offered," Collins added.

Robeson is 9-0 heading into the state playoffs this weekend. They play Lakes high school (Lake Villa, IL) this Saturday (4:00 p.m.) at Gately Stadium.

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