Broderick Green Reviews Interests

Pulaski Academy five-star running back Broderick Green (6-foot-1, 230 pounds, 4.57 second/40) remains committed to USC, but admits to still looking over several other programs — including Arkansas, where his brother, Stephen Green, (6-foot-1, 180 pounds, 4.4 second/40) will be enrolled in August and particpating in both track and football. Where do the Lions stand?

Of the top 2007 prep football prospects in the state of Arkansas, Pulaski Academy running back Broderick Green was one of the first to announce where he was headed.

While on an unofficial trip to USC in April, the Green pledged he would sign with the Trojans - who just happened to be the foe that the University of Arkansas will open its season with at Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Sept. 2.

Green (6-1, 230, 4.57) said earlier this week that while he remains committed to USC, he's not going to close the door on the other programs who are still providing him attention and plans to take several more visits.

"I'm still committed to USC, but I want to take more visits and see more schools just to make sure that is the right place for me," Green said "I think that is the best way to handle things."

Arkansas is among the schools that Green - who is the younger brother of both Kansas City Chief Greg Wesley and incoming Razorback transfer Stephen Green - plans to take a long look at before finalizing that aforementioned decision.

There are certainly plenty interested in Green, one of the nation's top five running backs and a five-star prospect according to

"I'm think I am going to visit Arkansas, Penn State, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia Tech," Green said. "I'm thinking I will take both an official and an unofficial to Arkansas."

Green, who rushed for 1,664 yards and 21 touchdowns and caught 48 passes for 568 yards and 5 more scores last season, admits to spending some time thinking about playing on the same field with his brother Stephen.

Stephen Green (6-1, 180, 4.4) signed with North Carolina out of high school and redshirted for the Tar Heels before transferring to UCA and playing for the Bears last season.

He is now headed to Arkansas to participate in track - where he will be immediately eligible - and play football, where he will have to sit out this season because of the NCAA's transfer rule.

"He just got all signed up for his classes and will start up there in August," Broderick Green said. "He's pretty excited about getting up there. I have thought some about us both being on the same college team. That's just natural to think about."

Green, who has also already visited Georgia Tech, Auburn and Mississippi State, admits he was overwhelmed on his visit to USC.

Trojans' head coach Pete Carroll offered Green his first scholarship off a video highlight tape that Green sent out to several schools.

The Trojans' offer came just hours before Arkansas offered, something the Razorback staff had planned to do the previous weekend when Green was scheduled to be at the Razorbacks' Junior Day Feb. 25th, but he was unable to make it. "I've always liked USC and thought I would just send a tape out there to them, not knowing if they would even take the time to look at it," Green said. "But not only did they look at it, they loved it and called me and offered me right away. It was a like a dream."

He went to visit the USC campus during his spring break, was the only recruit on campus that couple of days and got the full treatment.

"It was just a great atmosphere and I committed the first night I was out there," Green said earlier this summer at the Super Southern Shootout 7-on-7 tournament. "They have a lot of tradition and have been one of the best programs in the country the last few years and for a long time."

Green has heard from several Razorback fans since he committed to USC - some being positive and some not -so-positive.

"I know there are a lot of Arkansas fans who want me to go there and some of them go about it the right way just by saying things thing "we'd love to see you be a Razorback and sure hope you change your mind,'" Green said. "But there are others who get on the radio shows and the message boards and say ‘we don't want him' or ‘he's not that good anyway' and stuff like that.

"I don't understand why people would do that, but then again I know it's just a few who are hurt that it looks like I am going somewhere else and just say things out of anger," Green added. "It's been pretty strange, but I just stay positive whether they do or not."

Since Green committed to USC the Trojans have added the pledge of California prep star Marc Tyler (6-0, 215), Scout's No. 2 ranked running back nationally and the son of former UCLA and NFL running back Wendell Tyler.

"There is going to be talent no matter where I go if they are any good," Green said. "So that's not going to make any difference."

Green has plans to be in attendance at the USC-Arkansas game, a rematch of last season's 70-17 Trojan rout in Los Angeles.

"That should be a great one to be at," Green said. "I know Arkansas is going to be ready to play and looking for revenge and the crowd is going to be going wild. I'm really looking forward to it."


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