Beavs showing in-state QB the recruiting love

PORTLAND'S NICK GREEN put on a show this past weekend, earning high marks from at the Barton Football/Next Step Marketing workout at Willamette University. The 6-2, 205-pounder will go right back at it this weekend, competing in Berkeley. On the recruiting front, one of the in-state schools is recruiting hardest the player rates the top quarterback prospect in the Northwest.

Green has unofficially visited a phalanx of college campuses in recent weeks, including all the Northwest schools. It is the Beavers who are showing the local product the most early recruiting love.

"Washington and Oregon State have always been very interested, and probably Oregon State more than Washington," said Green. "They haven't offered me yet so they're not 100 percent on board yet but hopefully in a little bit I will be able to make them get on board with me, believe in me, and believe that I can lead a team to the Pac-10 championship."

AS FOR HIS outing this past weekend, Green was listed first among the top offensive prospects in the Oregon quarterback and skill players group, behind group MVP Raphiel Lambert of Jesuit.

"Nick's just starting to show the form he's capable of due to last year's knee injury, but recent workouts haven't swayed me from putting him out there on top as the best QB in the Northwest," said Chris Fetters, NW Recruiting Analyst at "He has the physical intangibles and can make all the throws. This fall will give Green ample opportunity to solidify his place among the top signal-callers on the West Coast."

"I'm a hard critic on myself and I always see more negatives than positives so this gives me something to improve on," said Green.

WITHOUT ANY junior tape available to show schools -- the knee injury in last year's fall camp shuttered his season -- it isn't unexpected that some schools would want to see more before offering Green. No matter how good a combine or camp performance, there's no rush, no opportunity to see a QB perform against live action.

An initial opportunity for Oregon State, however, should come next month. Meanwhile, Portland State and Boise State were the two schools who Green has been in contact with since the Barton workout this weekend with both expressing high interest, said Green.

"Portland State has just had a coaching change so a couple of the coaches want to make sure and get to know me better I guess," said Green. "Boise State I called them and they're really interested. And if everything works out, that would be great. Boise State is a great school with a great football tradition. They really, really want me to go to their camp. I'm going to try and make it there for a day or so, try to work it into my schedule."

It is a busy schedule. Green said his immediate summer schedule is coming into sharper focus, with planned 1-day outings to Oregon State, Washington, Oregon, Boise State, plus the NIKE combine in Eugene.

GREEN AND THE OSU STAFF have been regularly text messaging back and forth with Green also picking up the phone and calling Nigel Burton.

"Me and him are really close," said Green. "I could call him up right now and he'd know me right away, and on a first name basis...others are definitely interested but probably no one has come out and said they're as interested as Oregon State."

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