Green Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Offer

Cranford (N.J.) 2013 athlete Reggie Green took his second trip of the month to Rutgers and left Piscataway with a verbal scholarship offer. The high-school quarterback projects as either a wide receiver or safety in college and spoke about getting an offer from his home-state university.

In a sense, Cranford (N.J.) athlete Reggie Green's trip to Rutgers today was a formality. The talented 6-foot-3 local prospect was told by coach Kyle Flood on his last unofficial visit to return with his family.

Flood told Green that, when he came with his parents, to expect a verbal scholarship offer.

Two weeks later, Green made the short drive from Cranford to Piscataway and came home with his second offer.

"It feels great to get this one," said Green, who received an offer from Massachusetts on its Junior Day. "Rutgers was one of my favorite schools growing up. It's great get that offer from my home-state team. It's close to home, so they have been able to come see me play and it gives me a chance visit there a lot."

Green took the opportunity with Rutgers coaches to learn a lot more about the program and its vision for him.

Green plays multiple positions for Cranford, but would come in as a safety and grow into a linebacker in the Rutgers system, he said.

"That's definitely something I would want to do," Green said. "I've watched a lot of great players play those positions for Rutgers. It would be awesome."

Green said he enjoyed watching Rutgers defenders like Courtney Greene when he was younger and grew up a fan of the program.

"They always played together," he said. "I really like the whole family aspect of the program. It really is a family. Everybody has everybody's back and I really like that about the school. That's something I'm looking for."

Visiting today was the first chance for Green's mother to see the program.

"My mom had a lot of questions about the school and she got all of those questions answered," Green said. "She had a chance to ask a lot of questions about the academics. That's really important to us. She said she was really impressed with everything. She liked the academic support and the tutors. That made her happy."

UMass and Rutgers remain Green's only offers. He has no timetable for a decision and expects to take multiple visits this spring to try to pick up more offers, he said.

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