James Green Talks of USF Decision

USFNation reported earlier that the Bulls got a commitment from James Green from Leon High School in Tallahassee. In this exclusive interview find out why the 3-star prospect, who is rated No. 61 at receiver chose USF, what type of a player he is, and much more. Only on USFNation.com! Get it First, Get it Fast

James Green Profile


Now that you've had a few weeks, how do you feel about your choice to be a Bull?

"I just feel like I made the right decision, and the perfect decision. It feels good to stay in Florida to go to school, with my mom being sick, I didn't want to go to far away. USF is a very good upcoming program, with a great staff, and we're looking forward to winning a national title with them."


What coaches were involved in your recruitment?

"Coach Scott and Coach C (Canales) had the most influence on me. Coach Canales is my recruiting coordinator and receivers coach, and when he came and saw me during the spring, he told me I looked good and could catch the ball, and run great routes, but also told me where I need to get better. Like my hips and giving better head fakes.  He's one of the coaches that keeps it real. He tells me that I can be very good in their offense, if I work and get bigger. He doesn't just tell me what I want to hear, but tells me the way it is, and I like that."


How was it meeting Coach Leavitt during the Bulls camp?

"Honestly before the camp, I never really know Coach Leavitt, but before the camp he was talking to me and Ricardo about he tradition of South Florida and how other teams got lots of past histories, but USF will have future and present history, and we'll be part of making that."


What were some of the things you like about USF?

"There were a lot of reasons, and I honestly feel that besides UF, they are one of the best teams in Florida. They always play the best competition in the Big East, and the last few years have beaten West Virginia and some of the better teams. I like that they are up and coming and are going to be very good in the future, and like Coach Scott says, ‘Do you want to go to a school with past history, or be part of the future and new history."


When did you decide you were going to commit?

"I've always liked the school, but it wasn't until the camp. After the camp, I was talking with Ricardo Dixon and Victor Marc, and Vic said he was going to commit, I said for real? And he told us he was serious, and that they were a great school and all that. Since were all friends, we wanted to stay tight, and since all of us wanted to stay in Florida, it was a great situation. So I called my coach and uncle, and they said if that's what you want to do, then do it. So I told coach C."


How was the atmosphere at the SuperBull camp?

"To tell you the truth, I didn't expect it to have that much intensity, and be that much fun. There were people I knew from Scout.com and from all over, and there were a whole lot of good prospects there. Just playing in Raymond James Stadium made me already feel like I was playing for South Florida. It was so intense, and it felt great being there."


What was it like committing with friends at the camp?

"It was good. Vic and I are friends, but me and Ricardo, have been saying since the ninth grade that we were going to go to the same school, being best friends and all. We knew the coaches liked us, but went to the camp to show up and see what happened. It ended up being perfect."


What are some of your best assets as a player?

"I'd say catching the ball and running routes. Also I'm a big receiver at 6'3, 205 pounds, and will go up over the middle. I focus on keeping my eye on the ball, and make sure I hold on to the ball. Because whether you catch the ball or not, you're still going to get hit"


How firm is your commitment to USF?

"I have to say it's pretty solid because people keep calling me to see if I'll take visits, and I tell them no I'm good with my commitment to South Florida, and just want to work harder in school, on the field, and off the fields too."    


What are your plans for the rest of the summer?

"I want to work on getting better. I'm already tall, but want to get bigger in the weight room, and get faster. There is always room for improvement, and I'm going to work on fundamentals and everything."



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