The following information was revealed during our interview with Marcus Green:
Heard you had some good news? "Yes sir, I made a 19 on the ACT."
it feel? "It feels real good. I worried about it the whole summer, but I
am straight now. I am just so anxious to go down there and help the team."
What did the Ole Miss staff say to you when you told them about the news? "I have not had a chance to talk to any of them. They were at practice. I am suppose to call them at 7:30 to let them know."
You are now eligible to enroll at Ole Miss in December? "Yes sir. I am moving over there right after Christmas."
are your immediate goals? "First of all, I just want to help the team. Second
of all, I want to go down there and earn a starting spot at tailback. I also want
to return the punts and kickoffs. I feel like I am going to give them that extra
gear they do not have now. But most of all, I want to help them win a SEC and
National championship. I know it is not going to come easy, so we have a lot of
hard work in front of us."
The Stats: Marcus, who is also known as "Marshay" was Louisiana's all-time touchdown leader. Green rushed for over 4,000 yards and 50 TD's during the past two seasons. Marcus had 98 rushing TD's during his career at Bastrop. Green was named Louisiana's Class 4A Player of the Year for the '03 and '04 seasons.
Three-time first team All-State selection who also was named All-District four years ... Was named Offensive Player of the Year for state and district ... Ranked No. 18 on Louisiana Top 40 by SuperPrep ... Named to New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 20 team and Baton Rouge Advocate Top 24 team in Louisiana ... Was pre-season All-Region by PrepStar magazine ... As a senior, rushed for 1,725 yards and 18 TDs and had 27 pass receptions for 270 yards ... Also had 20 punt returns for 506 yards and seven TDs and two kickoff returns for scores ... As a junior, rushed for 1,950 yards and scored 30 touchdowns ... Helped lead Bastrop High to four straight district titles ... Earned four letters in football ... Coached in high school by Brad Bradshaw ... Also picked up four letters in basketball and four in track ... Averaged 12 points in basketball and was a second team All-District selection ... PERSONAL: Son of Lyneita and Earnest Leopold ... Full name is Macus Kentrill Green ... Born: January 14, 1986.
Strengths: Marcus has the knack for getting into the endzone, as noted by his impressive TD totals. Green has great vision, quick feet, and the ability to make people miss.
Weakness: Green, being a small back, could be a liability in pass blocking schemes. Marcus will need to gain at least 10 to 15 pounds to be effective on the collegiate level.
Projected position: Running back
Why Ole Miss: "It is in the SEC, and I will get a chance to come in and compete for a job next year. I know what they have (at RB), and I think I have a good chance to start for them my first year."
HS Coach Comment: "They will love him on the practice field. As far as the fans outlook, his ability to make people miss will stand out to them. Marcus has great vision and quick feet and just has that knack at getting into the endzone. He is a highly competitive kid who is also bright. He has to be both to be competitive on the next level because of his size. But, I look for him to make a big impact in the SEC very soon."
Ed Orgeron: "He's a difference maker in terms of
speed. He can score from anywhere and can make you miss. We have some big backs
- we wanted a Reggie Bush kind of guy. Don't know if we got that, but that's what
Marshay could be if he develops like we anticipate."