Many of the top college programs in the country have been in touch, sent letters and dropped by Cody Green's school. The Dayton (Texas) High signal-caller has already been offered a scholarship by Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi State, Miami, Nebraska, Baylor, Houston, Purdue and Texas Tech. Heavy interest is also coming from Alabama and Oklahoma State.
When it comes to recruiting, not much catches Green off guard. But an in-school visit from a particular school up in Indiana last month surprised the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Green.
School just ended and Green was going to throw some footballs with a few teammates.
"Coach called me into his office," Green said. "When I walked in there, I saw he had the Notre Dame shirt on. I was kind of surprised that he came all the way down here."
Haywood gave Green his card.
"He said they were going to recruit me hard, but I haven't really gotten anything."
Green did get invited to Notre Dame's junior day, but obviously couldn't make it. At the moment, he is getting consistent mail from the Irish staff, but would like to hear more.
"I'd be interested," Green stated.
"Just football background really," he added about what he knew of Notre Dame. "It's a great academic school."
The dual-threat Green burst on the recruiting scene as a sophomore, taking over as the starter for district play. He threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns, while using his 4.6 speed to rush for another 700 yards and three more scores. Dayton advanced to the area finals.
Ready to build on that momentum as a junior, Green went down the second game of the season, and is just now nearing 100 percent.
"I didn't know it would take this long," Green said.
Green is ready to go for spring football and is anxious for his final prep season. But before that, he'd like to make a college decision. He has seen the campuses at Baylor, Texas A&M, LSU and Houston. He has upcoming trips scheduled to Alabama and Oklahoma State.
"I'll probably make my decision this summer, because I'm going to be an early graduate, so I have to make it before December. I don't want to go through the whole football season trying to figure out where I'm going to school.
"Everybody that I have offers from wants me at quarterback except Texas Tech. They want me to play receiver.
"First I'm going to go through and pick out the schools that want me at quarterback. Then I'm going to see their depth chart and see who they have in front of me. If that doesn't work out, then I'll go back and look at schools that want me at receiver like Texas Tech.
"First academics wise, a very good academic school," Green said of what he is looking for. He reported a 3.6 GPA. "Make sure I can get my degree, if football doesn't work out. I want to have a good degree I can fall back on."