One of the top junior signal callers in the state of Texas made the two hour drive from Dayton to College Station to see the Texas A&M home opener Saturday night against Montana State. And while the 38-7 final didn't provide a lot drama on the field, the atmosphere at Kyle Field did not disappoint Cody Green.
"I've heard so much about Kyle Field on game day," Green said. "It didn't disappoint. I'd say it exceeded my expectations."
What caught the eye of the 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback was "sawing Varsity's horns off", a tradition where the entire stadium of Aggie fans interlocks arms and sways back and forth to give the visual effect of sawing off the horns of its Austin rival during the Aggie War Hymn.
"I'm not saying I was surprised because I'm kinda familiar with the traditions and what they do," Green said. "But to see it for the first time at Kyle Field was pretty amazing."
Green arrived just in time for the game, so he didn't get a chance to watch pre-game activities. However, after the game the blue chip quarterback had a chance to go to the Bright Complex and meet with several of the coaches including head man Dennis Franchione.
"I got to talk with Coach Fran, Coach Pope, and Coach Koenning for a little bit about their game. I thought they played well overall," Green said. "We also talked about how my season is going and basically catching up since I was here last time (Game Night Camp - July). They said I already look bigger than I did this summer."
While Green was very impressed with his return trip to Aggieland, he indicated that he still expects to stick to his plans to slow down the recruiting process and see other schools before he thinks about making a decision. After all, the Dayton native just played in his first game as a junior on Friday night and is still 16 months from Signing Day.
However, Green has mentioned he'd prefer to stay in Texas, and every major program in the state is showing interest with offers already from University of Houston, Baylor, and Texas A&M.
He also indicated that he plans to attend more games this fall, and hopes to return to Kyle Field to see the Aggies play again.
As far as Dayton's season opener on Friday, it was a wet, stormy Friday night in Orange (TX) and that made things tough on both offenses. In the end, West Orange-Stark squeaked past the Broncos.
"The weather was pretty bad so we couldn't open up the offense like we had planned," Green said. "I had one touchdown pass but that was it. We lost 22-14. I guess it just wasn't our night."
Green and his Dayton teammates will remain on the road this weekend as they travel to Nacogdoches to battle the Dragons next Friday before finally returning home to face Friendswood in two weeks.
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