Nick Green, 6-2, 205, 4.6, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic HS, reminds many of former Duck signal caller Kellen Clemens. Both are about the same size, with strong arms and quick feet. There is also another more intangible comparison -- that something special a person sees when watching a group of youngsters on a football field.
Green, like Clemens has a sense of confidence that seems to radiate from him when he's around his teammates. A take charge kind of guy that leads through example. A guy that the other kids would follow into battle.
"That's a great analogy," responded Central Catholic High School Coach Steve Pyne when asked about comparing Green to Clemens. "He (Green) wants to set the example."
The only thing that is holding Green back from being the hottest thing on the recruiting market right now was an injury he suffered right before the start of the Rams' season last year. Green was lost for his junior year and many Division I programs are taking a wait and see attitude to make sure there are no lingering problems associated with the injury.
"He's in a holding pattern right now," said Pyne said of soon-to-be senior quarterback.
This summer Green and his family have been traveling around the country and have visited many college campuses including Oregon, Oregon State, BYU and Tulsa. He has one offer from the Air Force Academy but more offers should come in once he gets back onto the field and in action this fall.