Nutt lands his first commitment at Ole Miss

Brandon Green (OC, N' West CC, MS) - The first line of order for Coach Nutt's recruiting needs at Ole Miss was to find a replacement for their graduating center.Looks like that mission has been accomplished.

"About 1:15 today I walked into Coach Nutt's office with my Uncle Ricky Green," stated the 6' 2 1/2", 315 pound center from N' West CC, Brandon Green. "He told me that he was looking for a center, and I told him I was aware of that. He said that he understood that I was committed to Memphis, and I said yes sir, but I want to come play for you. Coach Nutt told me that he wanted to take a snap from me, so we went to the field and he took a snap from me. He told me that he had seen all he needed to see. He asked me if I were to offer you, would you take it, and I told him I would take it on the spot. He shook my hands and said congrats, you are my first commitment as the new Rebel head coach. We called their new offensive line coach, Mike Markuson, to let him know that I just committed. We talked for a little while and hung up."

Did Green inform the Memphis staff about his decision?

"Yes sir, they were just real business like about it. They told me that they understood, wished me the best, and thanked me for giving them time to find another center."

Who else was involved in Green's recruitment?

"I had offers from Memphis, Southern Mississippi, Arkansas State, and Ole Miss was the only SEC school who offered me. That is who I was waiting on. I have been wanting to play for Ole Miss since I was a little kid and now I have the opportunity to fulfill my life time dream. I just want to help Coach Nutt win his first championship at Ole Miss."

The Southaven product transferred to N' West CC in '06 and has started every game during his two year stint for the Rangers.

"I started out at center when I came to N' West CC and played center, guard, and tackle last year. This year I started all ten games at center."

Any awards?

"Me, Daniel Thomas, and Patrick Trahan all earned 1st Team All-Region, State, and I earned 1st Team All-American and 1st Team Academic All-American by JC Gridwire as well."

Why is Green better suited for center than tackle or guard?

"I have to say I am able to do many things to control the game from center. I call the other fronts, call out the blitzes, and the protection coverages. I am smart enough to recognize what we need to be in, and I am aggressive but in control enough to take care of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd levels. My toughness and my will to win also helps too."

Brandon will graduate in December and is expected to sign with the Rebels on December 19th.

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