Sam Green was impressive as a junior recording 111 tackles and 4 interceptions with two returned for scores and 6 pass break-ups, while adding 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovered, and 2 blocked punts. The 6-foot-1, 195 pound DB was still somewhat flying under the radar with just one BCS offer from Rutgers, but recently the interest has picked up as he received two more offers from Big East programs.
This spring Green has been busy focusing on his academics and hasn't been able to take any visits yet.
"I'm trying to graduate in December so I've been focusing on school," said Green. "I haven't taken any junior day visits because I had the ACT and SAT and haven't had any time."
The 6-foot-1, 190 pound defensive back did make a short trip to the hometown Bulls. It wasn't for their junior day, but for something equally as important.
"They wanted me to come on over so I could talk to the coaches and they could offer me in person," said Green. "I talked to the secondary coach and the Head Coach Skip Holtz, but didn't take a full visit because I had to go."
Green talked about how he felt about getting the offer from Holtz and the Bulls.
"Getting that offer from USF felt great, I like them a lot," said Green. "They're coming up, close to home and my nephew Lamarlin Wiggins also got offered from them and we want to play together in college."
The opportunity to stay close to home and play with family is two things the Bulls have going in their favor.
"Our family wants us both to go to the same school and wants to keep us close. So it'd be great to be able to stay home and play at the same school together," said Green. "We've been talking about it since we were little and he's pretty high on them too."
The stand-out DB enjoyed talking with the USF coaches and what they said opened his eyes to the program and how they see him fitting into their defensive scheme.
"I feel like if I did go there, I'd probably get some playing time and would fit right in," said Green. "They said their defense is similar to ours and they want to put me at free safety which is like strong on our team, so I'd fit right into their defensive scheme, and that really caught my attention."
"Coach Holtz was telling me about their program, their goals, and how I can help them out," said Green. "He seems like a good coach and a friendly guy and easy going. I felt real comfortable just sitting there and talking with him, just like I was talking with my Head Coach and I really liked that."
"The DB coach was showing me the players he's coached and stuff," said Green. "But we didn't get to talk a lot because I was only over there for a minute and had to go."
Green didn't take a full visit but was able to check out some of the Bulls facilities.
"I got to see their weight room and it was nice, and also saw the new practice fields they got" said Green "They were real nice and I got to walk on them and love how they feel and would love to play on them. When we were there last year they weren't even there. We'll be there again this year and hopefully I'll get to play on one of them."
The Plant City prospect talked some more about the Bulls football program and what he knows about them.
"Their program is coming up and their tight over there," said Green. "I can't tell you much more about them because I haven't been able to really check out them out or find out their background and I don't watch college football, so I haven't really seen them play much. I'm going to try and go over and check out a few spring practices."
"They told me they liked their visit and how the program is on the rise," said Green. "Also that it be real good if we all went over there and played together and tried to win a National championship and do big things there."
Besides plans to check out a Bulls practice this spring, Green also talked about where else he'd like to visit.
"I want to go visit Rutgers and I'm going to end up visiting Cincinnati," said Green. "I'm always going to be able to see USF and plan on doing so a few times."
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Sam Green's recruitment and the rest of the class of 2012