Jumbo 2014 Corner Garnering Attention

It might have been a little too close for comfort, but 2014 cornerback Marcus Green helped Cedar Hill stave off an upset attempt from Copperas Cove.

"It feels really good," Green said. "Thank God we were able to keep going with this win. We just have to come out and get back focused."

Green helped Cedar Hill overcome a stiff challenge from Copperas Cove in the first round of the playoffs. Cove is loaded with speed at the receiver position, and while the Bulldawgs put together a near comeback in the fourth quarter, falling short 35-28, they failed to do any damage to Green's side.

"They were really good," Green said of the Cove wideouts. "They've got speed and they're good on their cuts. They've got really good wide receivers."

But that isn't anything that Green doesn't see on a daily basis. With receiving weapons like Quincy Adeboyejo, Brandon Harris and Travis Wilson, Green gets tested before Friday (or in this case Saturday) even comes around.

"It helps me a lot," Green said. "It helps me get used to the speed I'm going to have to come out against when I play in big games. Quincy is really good at helping with that. That's my matchup man right there."

The Longhorns followed up their win over Cove with a win over Denton Ryan, and will face Arlington in the third round.

"We just have to take it one game at a time," Green said. "But our highest goal is to make it to state. We just have to keep getting better at what we have to get better at.

"We're really battle-tested," Green said of the Longhorns' tough schedule. "But we've been able to overcome all the hills we've faced."

As a 6-foot-1 cornerback, Green figures to get plenty of attention in the recruiting process. While he's still waiting for his first offer, he's getting letters from Tennessee, SMU, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss. And Green had a nice showing over the summer at Texas camp.

"I really like it down there," Green said. "Especially the DB coach, Coach Akina. He's really cool. He's really funny. He taught me a lot."

Green said he would like to hear more from LSU, among others. But when he makes a decision, he said proximity to home would factor in.

"I think it will be close to home where my mom and my family can come see me play if I ask them to," Green said. "And I think it's really the education and how the environment feels for me, what's comfortable to me."

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