Portland QB's recruiting stock rising

WITHOUT ANY junior tape, it's not difficult to understand why many want to see Portland's Nick Green at their camp or a senior season pass rush coming at him before deciding on whether to offer. That hasn't stopped the 6-2, 205-pound QB from drawing ever increasing notice from college coaches. The next few weeks -- which include a stop at OSU -- could yield another boost to his recruiting stock.

Green's junior season was lost to a torn ACL in Central Catholic's fall camp. He looks to be making up for lost time.

He followed up an impressive Barton Camp -- where he earned the title of "best QB in the Northwest" from Scout.com Northwest Recruiting Analyst Chris Fetters, with a solid Elite 11 outing in Berkeley.

"A few coaches texted me saying 'You looked really good at this combine or this combine,' but no new offers as of right now," said Green. "The big schools in the Pac-10, they're the ones that really want to see what I can do in action. And Portland State, too, they're really interested in me and (could be close) but coach Mouse Davis and the head coach, coach Jerry Glanville, they really want to see me play in person."

IN A FEW SHORT WEEKS, Green will hit the school camp circuit looking to add to his Air Force offer. College coaches relish the chance to evaluate recruits in action during their camp and with a quarterback, the opportunity to see the prospect go up against a pass rush in pads, something a camp or combine doesn't necessarily offer. It's particular desirous in Green's case given he didn't play his junior year.

Camp plans in June include Oregon State, Boise State, Washington, Oregon and the Elite 11 in Vegas.

GREEN SAID OREGON STATE continues to be among those showing him the recruiting love.

"Oregon hasn't been as (active) as in trying to recruit me, they've shown some recruiting love but they haven't been calling or texting me a whole bunch. Coach (Mike) Bellotti and coach (Robin) Pflugrad did come by the school to talk about me and Demetrius (Guice). Oregon State, I just got a text message a while ago. They're continuing to tell me they're still interested," said Green.

Princeton and Harvard have also jumped into the recruiting fray, joining additional suitors Boise State, Idaho and Washington.

"Washington called the other day, Idaho just called -- coach Jonathan Smith who actually played at Oregon State a few years ago -- and Harvard just called," said Green.

Green will also be spending time in Arkansas helping to coach a high school camp and while there, plans on hitting the area colleges for either unofficial visits or to take part in those school's summer youth camps.

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