Ohio WR waiting for offers

Two things that most college coaches crave when looking at wide receivers are the combination of size and speed. 6'3" and taller provides odd match ups for defensive backs. 200 plus pounds gives the receiver extra push against the smaller defensive backs. Speed in the range of 4.3-4.5 seconds combined with the height and weight equals trouble for most DBs and defensive coordinators.

WR EJ Morton-Green (6-3, 195, 4.52: Nike-OSU) from Princeton High School near Cincinnati has size and speed. In 2003, he caught 39 passes for 395 yards and 5 touchdowns, while being named to the 2nd Team All-Greater Miami Conference squad.

Green has been hearing from Illinois, Duke, Miami of Ohio, and Pittsburgh. He has taken an unofficial visit to Cincinnati for junior day and will be heading to NC State this month for a team camp. His favorites right now include LSU, USC, NC State, Ohio State, Illinois, and Pittsburgh. He carries a 2.64 GPA and is scheduled to take the SATs on June 5th and the ACT on June 12th.

What would you say are your strengths?

"My blocking ability. I'm not selfish and I will catch the ball in traffic," said Morton-Green.

What are some things you'd like to improve on?

"My route running and my timing on the ball."

What are your goals for the 2004 season?

"I'd like to be named to the All-Conference, All-District, and All-State 1st Teams. I want to get a scholarship and be selected for the Big 33 game."

What NFL or college receivers do you like to watch?

"I really liked watching Michael Irvin, and now it's Larry Fitzgerald."

What will be the deciding factors for you when you make your choice of schools?

"I'd like to major in communications, so the school should have a strong program in that field. I grew up in Iowa and lived there until I was 9 years old and the snow there and here in Ohio, it gets old. So I'd like to go south, but it's not a big factor. I would also favor a metropolitan setting."

EJ plays power forward for the Princeton basketball team. He averages 8 PPG and 6.5 RPG. He runs the 400 and the 4x400 meter relay on the track team. His best 400 this year has been a 50.7.

Panther More Top Stories