"It's pretty cool knowing that I have the chance to go to a university," Green said when asked about his scholarship offers. "It's a good feeling to know my parents don't have to pay for college."
As the recruiting heats up for Green, he becomes more content.
"It's getting more serious," said Green. "It's going pretty well. I'm pretty happy with everything."
Purdue extended Green a scholarship offer in October, becoming one of the first to take notice of the Chicago-area standout. While the Boilermakers know plenty about Green, he's still working to learn more about them.
"It's pretty cool knowing they're a great university," Green said. "Being able to be recognized by them, it's a great feeling."
Green, a 6-foot-3, 195-pounder, describes himself as a possession receiver. He racked up 48 catches for nearly 900 yards and added 11 touchdowns as a junior while helping Stevenson to a deep playoff run.
The impressive statistics and big-play abilities made Green one of the top receiver prospects in the state of Illinois, and now coaches have begun to take notice.
For Green, the joy in this process is having options on where he can attend college. He's hoping to find the perfect fit of several key characteristics in the ideal school.
"I'm really looking for academics—something that will set me up for after football, rather than what's happening then and there," he said. "I'm also looking for great coaches who want to have a quality relationship with their players. And I'm looking to win a national championship."