Green recaps his visit to Oregon

Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra defensive end Rasheem Green recaps his official visit to Oregon over the weekend.

Oregon hosted a pair of five-star teammates this weekend from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena (Calif.). One of them was defensive end Rasheem Green, a player that is ranked fourth at his position by and is coveted by several big name programs such as Oklahoma, Stanford, USC, UCLA and others.

Following the visit, Green recapped his time in Eugene with on Monday night.

“It was real fun,” he said. “I enjoyed seeing what it was like on game day and I enjoyed hanging out with the players.”

Green was accompanied by fellow Serra defensive stud John Houston, a linebacker who also enjoyed his time in Eugene. He was also reunited with former Serra defensive back Glen Ihenacho, now a freshman safety for the Ducks.

“I got to hang around ‘Nacho and some of his roommates,” he said. “I asked them why they chose Oregon and they all told me some great things. I asked them how they felt about the school and they all had some good things to say.”

Taking in the Ducks’ 45-20 thumping of rival Washington, Green enjoyed the electric atmosphere at Autzen and the passionate fan base.

“I thought the game was pretty crazy,” he said. “The fans are really crazy there. To me, I think they’re super serious about football over there.”

Green also spent time with defensive coordinator Don Pellum and defensive line coach Ron Aiken, both of whom expressed that they wanted the 6-foot-5, 290-pound prospect in their scheme.

“They told me I’d be a good fit in their defense,” he said.

Coming out of the visit, Green said Oregon has improved their position with him but wasn’t specific about where they stand among his several finalists. However, he did talk about why they improved.

“Probably getting to see how the student-athletes live and getting to see game day,” he said. “Those are probably the biggest things. And hanging out with the players.”

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