A prospect that had flown a bit under the radar heading into the season was Chandler running back T.J. Green. That is no longer the case. Through eight games, the newly minted 3-star has run around, through and over opposing defenses while accumulating over 1000 yards on the ground and 19 touchdowns. He has an additional 100 yards receiving and another score through the air.
“I feel like I’ve played really well so far this season, of course though there’s always room for improvement. We got a couple regular season games left, so I want to just to continue to watch film so that I can continue to be better for my team,” the modest running back said.
College coaches had taken notice as well of the emerging prospect, as programs like Boise State, Hawaii and Utah State had extended offers before Green committed to OSU in August. Green joins fellow Chandler teammate Kolby Taylor as part of the 2017 class and former teammates Mason Moran, Hamilcar Rashed, and Darell Garretson as Coach Andersen continues to build a pipeline between one of the nation’s best high school programs and Corvallis.
This weekend, with Chandler on a bye, Green and Taylor will make their way up to Corvallis to take their official visits. Green is excited to get back up to campus and see what the gameday experience is all about.
“We’re heading up to see the Utah game. I’m wanting to see the type of atmosphere it is up there for it and how the team prepares for gameday. What the schedule is like on gameday and what they do before the game. I’m also excited to see the fans turn out, although I hear the weather might not be the greatest,” TJ told BeaverBlitz.
Outside of getting a feel for the gameday atmosphere that engulfs Reser Stadium on gameday, TJ is excited to reconnect with his former teammates.
“It’s going to be cool to get up there and being back with my old teammates, Mason and Hamilcar. Then I’m friends with Paul (Lucas) too. So it’s going to be fun being up there with them. We’re going to have some fun and definitely enjoy myself."
TJ is unsure what he would like to study at OSU but is thinking either chemistry, business, or sports management. He’s hoping that his meeting with some of the support staff might help point him in the right direction.
Stick with BeaverBlitz throughout the weekend for continual updates on all of the recruits who are visiting Oregon State this weekend.