Cranford ATH Green Visits Rutgers Practice

Cranford (N.J.) athlete Reggie Green has been a common sight on the Rutgers campus since receiving a verbal scholarship offer in February. Green was one of many top Rutgers targets in attendance yesterday for the first padded practice of the spring.

Rutgers was the second school to issue Cranford (N.J.) athlete Reggie Green a verbal scholarship offer. Since Kyle Flood took over the program, Rutgers has been after Rutgers harder than any other school, Green said.

Unofficially visiting Rutgers yesterday for the first padded spring practice, Green let Piscataway feeling good about the program yet again, he said.

"It was a really fast paced practice," Green said. "Everybody was moving. There was a lot to do. I had a lot of fun watching it and seeing it."

Green has spent plenty of time with the new coaching staff while visiting for multiple basketball games in the offseason. Saturday was his first chance to see them in action since earning his offer.

"It was interesting," Green said. "I already know them, but it was a good feeling finally seeing them in action. I liked watching them all in action because all I've really done is meet with them. I hadn't seen them run a practice."

Meeting current members of the team, Green said, was his favorite part f visiting for practice.

"It was nice to see them play finally," he said. "I've watched them on tv and at games, but it's different in practice. I hear a lot about Khaseem Greene and Duron Harmon and guys like that. It's good to see what I could actually be like if I go to their school."

Rutgers commit Anthony Cioffi and Green are friends from playing with and against each other as children. With both at practice, Cioffi is starting to recruit Green to join him at Rutgers.

"He's really pushing me to go," Green said. "He's saying to just think about us two playing together and being in the same defensive backfield. It's something that we always talked about when we were younger and it's cool that we might get the opportunity."

Cioffi attends Jonathan Dayton (Springfield, N.J.) High, but the two remain close friends, Green said.

"He's nice about it and everything, but I know he really wants me to come play with him," Green said.

Green will visit Temple over the next 10 days, he said. That is his only planned visit for now. He holds offers from Rutgers and Massachusetts.

"I think I'm going to decide sometime in the summer," Green said. "I know I want to get a few more visits, but I want to do it before my season starts."

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