Green Could Learn Rutgers Offer Chances Soon

Jon Green of North Schuylkill High (Ashland, Pa.) had an interesting day at Rutgers' Big Man camp, playing on both sides of the ball. After the camp, he spoke to the Rutgers staff about his prospects for an offer, and then filled in on it.

North Schuylkill High (Ashland, Pa.) lineman Jon Green didn't get an offer coming out of the Rutgers Big Man Academy on Saturday, but he did enough to remain entrenched on the Scarlet Knights' radar.

The 6-foot-2 ½, 290-pound Green split his time between defensive tackle and offensive line, and afterward received some hopeful news from Scarlet Knights defensive coordinator Bob Fraser.

"He told my dad to call him next week," Green said. "He said, ‘I can't tell you we're definitely going to offer, but I can tell you that we're not not going to offer.' Those were the exact words that he said to me."

Green, who holds verbal offers from Bucknell, Lehigh and Holy Cross, is being recruited to play defensive tackle, but there is also intrigue about is ability to play on the offensive line. Because of that, his day was spilt.

"I started out in the morning and went with the defensive linemen," Green said. "There was a big meeting, and then I went to our position meetings and the coaches went over some technique stuff, and we went to the Bubble and did all that stuff and did 1-on-1s, and then we came in and got critiqued on our pass rushing.

"In the afternoon I went with the offense and did footwork drills, pulling drills and did some 1-on-1s in the Bubble because it was raining pretty hard."

It is something Green is used to doing, so it wasn't hard to adjust.

"Defensively, I learned a lot about pass rushing," Green said. "I got a couple of pointers that will really help me out. It was technique stuff on how to rush past a man. I know most of it, but I think it helped me a lot with my timing of when to strike, when to do stuff like that."

The Rutgers camp was only the beginning of a busy weekend.

After leaving campus early Saturday evening, he and his father drove to East Carolina to camp Sunday.

"It went well," Green said. "(Offensive line) coach (Brandon) Jones said he was very impressed and that I was probably the best offensive lineman there. I have to call him Thursday to find out where we stand offer-wise."

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