Green Down to Two

Rutgers was one of the first schools to offer Edgewater High (Orlando, Fla.) hybrid defensive end/linebacker Deion Green, and now the 6-foot-3. 210-pounder has cut his list to two schools. Who are they? Green told about it Monday, and added who was in the lead and why. Come inside to get the answers on the latest update in Green's recruitment.

Edgewater High (Orlando, Fla.) defensive end Deion Green saw is offer to list grow to double digits in the summer, but there are only two he is truly thinking about at this point.

Green told he narrowed his list to two schools.

"UCF is definitely the leader. Rutgers is not far behind," Green said. "I just narrowed it down to a top two. Those are the two right now, unless I get an SEC offer or something like that. Those two are my focus right now."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Green, who is being recruited to play the hybrid defensive end/linebacker spot, was supposed to camp at Rutgers last month, but finances were an issue so he didn't make the trip.

However, it doesn't mean he is any less interested in the Scarlet Knights, and communication continues to flow freely.

"It's emails, and we talk," Green said. "We don't even just talk about football, either. Sometimes we talk about our plans for the weekend, or what our Fourth of July plans are, or anything else. It's not always about football, and that's what I like about those guys."

However, the proximity of the Central Florida campus, which is located in Orlando, is one of the reasons Green is holding the Golden Knights above the Scarlet Knights.

"They're so close to home, I feel a relationship with the coaches," Green said. "(Location) is not really that important, but when I thought about it, I thought it would be very convenient to stay close to the family."

Green is set to graduate in December, and he is hoping to make a college decision before the start of the season.

But in order for Rutgers, or any other school, to change the order process of Green's favorites, it likely will take a trip to campus to get that done.

Asked specifically what the Scarlet Knights can do to overtake UCF, Green was forthcoming.

"I have to visit the campus," he said. "There's nothing they can really do. Right now it's convenience. At first I wanted to leave, I wanted to get out, but when I realized most guys that leave and go to a college, they are there for four or five years, and they set up a life up there, and they usually wind up staying there for the rest of their life.

"That's not what I want to do. I want to live in Florida."

While Green tries to settle his recruitment, he is also focused on preparing for his senior season.

"I'm working hard and trying to eat more to gain some more weight," he said. "I'm doing some speed training to get a little bit faster. I'm running a lot of routes with the receivers to get my footwork better. I'm going to be running a little bit of slot and tight end."

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