Green Sold On OSU, Stillwater

Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy has often said that his belief is that if the Cowboys can get a prospect to visit the OSU campus then the town of Stillwater, the people on and off the Oklahoma State campus, and the facilities will sell themselves. If a prospect make a visit then OSU has a chance. Duncanville, Texas safety Za'Carrius Green is more proof for Gundy's belief.

Last week, Green and his mother visited the OSU campus and Green participated in the final day of the Cowboys three-day high school camp. His participation further sold Oklahoma State on him as the Cowboys picked up the pace in recruiting after having already made an offer.

Green said the visit did a lot to sell him on Oklahoma State and Stillwater.

"I made my commitment because it felt like home," Green said. "When I was there I really felt close to the coaches and I liked the way they coach. The facilities are great and, again, I really felt like I bonded with the coaches. Coach Duffie was my main recruiting coach."

Green is a multiple athlete playing on the defensive side of the football at 5-11, 190 pounds. He has lined up at various spots but is listed as an outside linebacker for Duncanville where last season he had three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, at least two fumbles caused, and a fumble recovered.

Watching tape of Green, he has excellent ball skills and his interception returned for a touchdown was pulled down while going back on a ball in what looked like a "tampa' coverage scheme. He has good hands. He is also aggressive in attacking the backfield on both runs and blitz pass rush.

Most of all, I really like his emphasis personally on stripping the ball, and he has a knack about it where he doesn't seem to miss tackles of lose a ball carrier while in the act of working the fumble.

All of that adds up to playing either the "star" linebacker, the hybrid linebacker position, or safety for the Cowboys.

"They have told me I will play strong safety," Green said in answering that question. "Coach Gundy was very pleased to hear from me when I called and he said he is excited to work with me."

"Nothing but training," is what Green said he will be up to this summer. His training paid off this late spring as his recruiting really blew up after he blew up the SPARQ testing at the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp. He ran a 4.55 in the forty, a 4.19 in the shuttle, and had a 33.3-inch vertical.

"Yes sir, that was when my recruiting really took off," Green said. "It was fun."

Green turned down offers from Iowa (his runner up), Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, North Texas, and Louisiana Tech and interest from Alabama and Oklahoma.

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