Aaron Green (5-foot-9, 165-pounds) is a dynamic running back that can do a lot of things out of the backfield. Notre Dame would like he to do in college while wearing an Irish uniform.
"(Notre Dame) just offered me a scholarship on the first day, September 1," Green responded when asked if he had heard from the Irish coaching staff. "I talked to Coach Weiss for about 20 minutes. It was pretty surprising. I really didn't hear from them at all before, that's why I was so surprised. It was kind of out of the blue, kind of random.
"I have a lot of interest in them now because they're interested in me. I know they're a real traditional school. I just know a couple of things about them. I know of their quarterback, Jimmy Clausen. I know they got Cierre Wood and that Manti Te'o kid. I know a little bit about them, but I didn't really think they came all the way down here to Texas, but it was pretty cool…pretty cool.
In addition to the Notre Dame, Green landed scholarship offers from Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, USC, Baylor, and the University of Houston. Despite the hold Mack Brown has on recruiting in the state of Texas, Aaron is going to keep his options open.
"I know I'm getting an offer from Oklahoma, Texas A & M, and Georgia, but they just haven't come in yet." Green explained. "I don't know about the other schools. I'm going to be looking all over the place. It isn't going to matter whether I'm in Indiana to California to New York to Texas. I'm just trying to go to wherever it is best for me, wherever I feel at home at.
"I grew up liking Texas a little bit, then USC. I went to the UT camp. I expect an offer from them (UT) too. It just hasn't come in yet. At the end of July, I was out in Los Angeles, so took an unofficial visit to USC. It was pretty cool from what I saw. Especially, the weather compared to Texas. It's a lot cooler. I know the coaches were cool, so I had a good time."
No matter where Green ends up playing his college football, he'll likely have the football in his hands. As a junior he carried the ball 240 times for 2,024 yards and 27 touchdowns.
"I bring the Reggie Bush … I'm an exciting player,' Green said. "I just love to make people miss. With any luck, I just get out there and have fun and make plays for my team. I love flaring out. I also play slot receiver. I kind of play a little bit everywhere on the offensive side."