Cali DB Chad Green Likes Four

Oregon State is looking at a big, physical cornerback from Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham. Chad Green, a 6-0, 175 defensive back likes the Beavers and three other schools.

Green is a very talented athlete who we saw at a summer passing tournament and he was dominant on both sides of the ball. He's very physical at the line and makes it tough on the receiver to even get off the line of scrimmage.

For a tall corner, Green is still very quick and has the speed to run with just about any receiver. As a junior, he totaled 70 tackles, two interceptions and returned a fumble for a touchdown. One of the best match-ups in the state will take place in week 10 of the season next year when Birmingham takes on Taft and their gifted wide outs, Steve and Noah Smith.

"I'm looking forward to it," Green said. "I mostly covered Noah last year and did pretty well. "I hope I get the chance to cover Steve this year, he's a great player and I think it would be a good match-up."

On the recruiting front, Green has been offered scholarships by Washington, Washington State, LSU, Oregon State and Arizona. He has four schools that stand out right now but cautioned that his list changes all the time and new schools jump in and out of his top four by the week.

"Right now, I like LSU, Nebraska, Washington and Oregon State," Green said. "Those would be my four trips and I'm leaving the 5th visit open. I would like to take all my trips if I can before making my decision."

As for what he's looking for in a school, Green listed several factors that will go into his decision.

"Obviously academics will be important," Green said. "Other things are the strength of the football team, the coaching staff- how involved they are with the players away from football. Do they really care about the players or are they just pieces of meat to them. The facilities, the community support and the team unity are also important to me."

Academically, Green said he's carrying a 2.2 GPA and scored a 940 on the SAT. "I'm working hard on my grades and plan on raising my GPA quite a bit next year," Green added. "I know I'm qualified right now and have taken all my core classes but I still want to raise my GPA to above a 2.5."

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