Green Sees Recruiting Surge

Cranford (N.J.) athlete Reggie Green had an exciting week, sky-rocketing from three to eight offers during the spring evaluation period. A long-time Rutgers target, Green discussed his recent recruiting surge and thoughts on some of his new offers.

Adding offers four through eight in the last two weeks of the spring evaluation period, Cranford (N.J.) athlete Reggie Green is starting to build his summer plans and get ready for a college decision.

Once the offers slow down, Green said he will slow things down himself and pick out two or three finalists before making a decision at the end of the summer.

"Rutgers is definitely in there," Green said. "I'm going to cut it down and then probably visit those schools and see what I like about them and everything. ... The goal is to get it done by the end of the summer, before the season starts."

Green plans to camp at Rutgers, he said, and has had good contact with the staff ever since receiving a verbal scholarship offer in February.

"I know what they're like at practice, but it would be good to know what it's like to play for them in game situations and everything," Green said. "It's a good way to get closer with a couple of the coaches. ... It's really good with Rutgers. I'm talking with [special teams coach Joe Rossi] a lot."

Green has new offers from Michigan State, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, UCF and Boston College this week. Michigan State, he said, is an offer that stands out as particularly exciting.

"I'm really excited about Michigan State," Green said. "That's the first Big 10 offer that I got. They seem like a cool school and I definitely don't mind going up to Michigan to go to school. They've done really well in the past and they're a good program. That's what I like about them."

Green is also high on Temple, he said. The proximity to home and environment of the school are positives for the Owls, who join the Big East this fall.

"It's only an hour and a half away from home," Green said. "I'll be away from home, but not too far. My parents can come watch my games. Playing in a big city like Philly, where the Eagles play, would be a fortunate environment."

The only question for schools to offer Green is his college position. No program has told him an explicit position, he said.

Rutgers is recruiting Green as a safety or outside linebacker with most schools just telling him offense or defense.

"It doesn't matter," Green said. "I can play a bunch of positions."


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