2018 DeSoto defensive back German Green was on the Hilltop for SMU’s upset win over Houston and not only the win, but how SMU won was impressive.
“I don’t even know. I can’t put it into words. They beat U of H. They were happy. They were turnt. They rolled and executed,” Green said. “I knew they were going to put a fight, but I didn’t think they’d win, but they came out and balled out.”
Green said the win puts SMU near the top of the local prospect.
“They’re going to be in our top five. Right up there with Colorado. It was a blowout. I was surprised and they (Houston) were a top 10 team.”
The win taught Green a lot about what SMU is like as a team and family.
“They like to turn up a lot. The whole entire team likes to turn up. That was the first team to let us going into the locker room after the game. It was great. They had a lot of mottos and goals to set.”
The win says a lot to Green about where SMU is going.
“They know that they’re supposed to be in the top 10 like UH has been and they have goals to set for years to come.”
SMU running backs coach Claude Mathis keeps up with Green, who plays with his son, Champ, at DeSoto in the secondary.
“I have to teach him and coach him up.”
Mathis told the Green twins (Gemon is also a 2018 DB) to expect SMU to pull out the win over the Cougars.
“I talked to him a lot on the visit. He was telling me to watch out and we were going to win. He said this is our game. He’s a great coach and he expects a lot out of everybody every day.”
Green is coming off a torn ACL, but he’s a versatile prospect that can play cornerback and safety. Van Malone’s defense has impressed Green.
“They’re great. He’s great. That defense is shut down. They’re defensive line and they’re forcing turnovers. They set goals.”
Colorado leads for Green early on, but there’s still plenty of time for SMU to make up ground.
“I had been there the week before. Colorado is amazing. It’s beautiful out there. They’re team and receiving corps has a lot of competition out there.”
Green is set to return in the first round of the playoffs, after recovering from a torn ACL in the spring. This DeSoto team is different from past years, which just couldn’t put it together for a state championship. Green says this one is different.
“It’s a different team out here. We’re a family. Every time we go out, we’re together. We’re always hanging out together. It’d mean a lot to win a state championship. I’d cry.”
New Mexico and Fresno State have offered Green and Texas is showing interest. Green said he might visit Houston for a game, but doesn’t think that’ll happen right now with playoffs coming up.