After the first team defense was through for the evening in Miami, Okla., on Friday night having shut out Bacone College in the two full quarters of football scrimmage I had a chance to talk to former OU cornerback Marcus Green.
Green was the Sooners third or fourth corner in the rotation late in the 2015 season, meaning he saw plenty of action in Stillwater in that Bedlam win. When he found out who I was he had a chuckle about it, but he wasn't sorry. The Cedar Hill, Texas native is serious about football and that showed in his play in the scrimmage. He's playing hard, playing aggressive, and he will worry about any hurt feelings later.
Green is 6-1, 178 pounds and plays just like you would expect a big corner to play. He likes to press. He likes to come up and support the run, which is not always the case with corners, even good ones sometimes.
At OU, after redshirting in 2014, he had nine tackles, seven unassisted last season. In his senior year at Cedar Hill High School, he had 44 tackles, a pick, and seven passes defended. He was a Semper Fi All-American and ranked by Scout as the 35th best corner in the nation.
Besides OU he had offers and strongly considered Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas Tech. He is not as choosy this time around. He is looking for a school with a defense that will allow his to play the way he prefers, aggressive.null