Local Defensive Back Holds Interest In SMU

Cedar Hill (TX) defensive back Marcus Green attended junior day a few weeks ago. Is SMU in his top three? Come inside to find out!

It turns out that Nick Watkins wasn't the only high-profile cornerback from the area that attended the SMU junior day.

Cedar Hill defensive back Marcus Green, who holds two SEC offers, came to the Hilltop and was impressed.

"It was real nice," Green said. "I really liked the facilities and how they have the academics set up. The coaching staff was also real cool so I really like it at SMU."

The 6-foot-1 175-pounder currently holds offers from both Missouri and Ole Miss and has recently been contacted by top-caliber programs such as Baylor, UCLA, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.

Green, who was only invited to SMU and Baylor junior days, met his recruiter, SMU quarterback coach Dan Morrison while on campus. Green says that Morrison told him he would come out to see him practice sometime this spring.

"I talked to him (Morrison) for a little bit," Green said. "At first he didn't even know he was recruiting Cedar Hill. He said he was going to get down there to see me when he can during spring practices."

Green had a very productive junior year racking up 25 pass breakups and adding an interception as he led Cedar Hill to the 5A Division II state title game.

Because of his performance, Green has received a couple of invitations to attend some prestigious camps over the next couple of months.

Green says that some of his strengths as a cornerback are his physicality and ability to use his size and speed -4.5 40-yard-dash- in press coverage. Green says he needs to improve on staying low and getting his eyes in the right position when the ball is in the air.

With the impressive offers and interest to go along with the camp invitations, Green says he is honored to have his hard work pay such dividends however, he knows that in order to get where he wants to ultimately end up, he has to continue to grind.

"I'm just trying to get better," Green said. "It feels real good to get invited to the camps and get the big offers but I just have to stay humble, keep working and not let it get to me."

Currently, Green has listed his top three schools to be Baylor, Oklahoma and Nebraska.

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