Is DeSoto's Green Ready To Be A Cowboy?

The DeSoto Eagles were not practicing on Saturday. The Eagles were together taking pictures and meeting with the local media. Ahead on the schedule this season is the opener with Arlington Martin, a Sept. 5 date with IMG Academy of Florida, and then after hosting South Oak Cliff they will meet on a neutral field at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas against Cibolo Steele.

Oklahoma State already has one member of the Eagles committed in their 2016 recruiting class in speedy running back La'Darren Brown and they also have one that is close in cornerback A.J. Green.

Green has been a target of Oklahoma State coaches for a long time as he was at the first OSU Junior Day even before signing day for the class of 2015. The 6-1, 170-pound corner has 17 offers and says Oklahoma State is the special one right now.

"I'm leaning on Oklahoma State right now as where I will spend my next four years playing football and going to school," Green said.

I asked then, are you committed? "Close, really close, but not yet," Green said. "I'm not committed but I'm close. California and Wisconsin are trying to get me and I'm waiting until we get into the season. I'm focused right now on the season. (Practices are) going good and we are working hard to be better for the season."

Green said Coach Todd Peterman has done an excellent job in following up Claude Mathis as the new head coach at DeSoto.

"He's not really new because he's been here all along," Green said. "He is really focusing on special teams and has brought in a special teams coordinator."

Green had 28 tackles and three interceptions last season and his athletic ability has garnered plenty of attention with offers from the likes of Arizona State, Boise State, California, Louisville, Missouri, OU, Texas Tech, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Based on all the close talk and the fact that La'Darren Brown of the Eagles is already committed you could make a strong case that Green could be the Cowboys next commitment. He is at least close.


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