Green looks to OSU camp

OREGON STATE's ability to develop talent has been well documented during coach Mike Riley's two coaching reigns in Corvallis. It also speaks to how OSU out-recruits the competition -- if recruiting class evaluations were done a few years down the road rather than the day recruits sign their Letters of Intent. In the class of 2006, Mondala Green out of Seattle's Ingraham High is one his prep coach says hasn't yet scratched the surface.

Ingraham this year has a number of potential Division 1-A prospects. One is Green, who hopes to be at OSU June 24-28 for the Beavs' summer camp along with Portland's Brad Lindsey (RB, 5-10, 180).

"I'm trying to see if I can get to Oregon State's camp," said Green. "Trying to get there and see my cousin, Brad Lindsey. He's at Central Catholic High school, plays running back."

Green, who could play tight end, or possibly defensive end at the next level, plans on attending the WSU and Idaho camps in late June. Be sure to check out Mondala's scouting video at the end of this story

Ingraham head man Anthony Williams says that Green (6-4, 235-pounds) is a physical specimen.

"Two-hundred and thirty five pounds does him no justice," said Williams. "He's real wiry. He's one of those guys that has so much potential as far as weight and speed goes. He has so much untapped potential."

Football and athletics have always come easy to Green, and so the need to work at his craft hasn't always been apparent. Williams says Green is just now beginning to understand how good he can be -- and how the dream of college and college football is well within his grasp if he applies himself.

With hard work and a good college strength program, Williams said Green could end up in the 260-270 pound range over the course of his college career without sacrificing much athleticism. Oregon State has been in contact and Green said he hopes to hear more from the Beavs over the next several weeks.

Other schools showing interest include Idaho, Washington State and Washington and he's received letters from Colorado, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. He has no favorites at this time.

"I'm not really choosy," said Green. "I'm looking forward to hearing from all of them a little bit more."

Along with teammates Jeffrey Solomon and Myron Beck, Green attended the Washington State and Idaho junior days.

And if you like sleepers, Michael Collins is another potential Division I-A prospect at Ingraham we'll be profiling later on

Green very much enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere at Idaho, also spending some quality time with WSU tight ends coach Robin Pflugrad at the Cougar camp.

"Idaho's junior day -- it was really high energy there," said Green. "And I felt they really showed a lot of interest in me. I really liked them too."

Next month, Green will head back to the Palouse next month for the WSU summer camp (June 22-25), and then hopes to travel to the Beaver state for the camp at Oregon State. He'll also make a return trip to Idaho for the Vandals' camp.

Its a little early in the feeling out process for Green to develop a list of criteria for what he'll be looking for in a college. Right now, he's just looking for who shows him the most recruiting love. Whether he plays tight end or defensive end at the next level, he wants to play for a coach with whom he feels a connection.

"He would be the type of guy that is just down to earth," said Green. "That's all, not asking for too much -- just someone I can work with and relate well to would be good."

Green was named first team tight end of The Seattle Times Metro League football all-stars in 2004. He had 21 catches for 349 yards with 3 TDs. On defense, he tallied 35 tackles (27 solo) with 8 of those tackles going for loss. He will take the SAT later in June.

Mondala Green profile

Mondala Green scouting video

BeaverBlitz Top Stories