Aaron Green is one of 2011's best

The San Antonio area is home to two of the top 2011 running backs not only in Texas, but likely in the country. At San Antonio Madison, sophomore Aaron Green has earned the reputation as one of the best make you miss backs in the state after cutting and darting his way to more than 2,000 yards in 2008.

San Antonio Madison has become the hot bed in the area in recent years for football prospects. While there have been several prospects sign with D-I programs in recent years, the best yet will be in the 2011 class with running back Aaron Green.

The 5-9, 175-pound quick, darting runner with superior vision and ability to make defenders miss put together a dominant sophomore campaign rushing for 2,024 yards and 27 touchdowns as well as catching 16 passes for nearly 220 yards and two additional scores.

Madison head coach Jim Streety sees a prospect that could be the best yet if he works hard to keep getting better.

"He is a guy that, if he continues to progress, will be about as good as there has ever been here," Streety said. "He's an extremely hard worker. That is where I draw the line on a lot of guys is how hard they work and how good do they want to be. Not just their ability, but how good do they want to be? He's a guy that's got his head on his shoulders and is showing me a lot of good work habits right now," Streety added.

Among Green's season highlight was a nine touchdown game against Kerrville Tivy. The electric sophomore says he owes everything to his faith.

"You know, I just led God lead my life and when you do that nothing but good comes out of it," Green said.

With the sensational sophomore season, college programs from coast to coast are now calling Madison High to inquire about the talented back. With such great success at an early age, staying focused on getting better can be a tough task for some. That will not be the case with Green, the nephew of former Baylor running back Gary Green.

"Hard work always pays off, so this spring and summer I'm going to work real hard. I need to work on my strength in the lower body to break the arm tackles," Green said.

While Green is in the very early stages of the recruiting process, three programs stand out, but the jet quick back is open to all comers.

"I like USC, Nebraska, Texas Tech and just any schools that are interested in me. I'm just open right now," Green said.

One school that will likely start the recruiting process with a leg up is the program that signs his older brother, Andrew Green, in a couple of weeks. The program that currently has a commitment from Andrew Green is the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

"That (playing with his brother) is real important to me because I didn't get to play with him that long. I've always wanted to play with him and it would be nice to go to Nebraska with him, but I'll go where I fit in," Green said.

Green is currently beginning track workouts getting ready for the upcoming season. As a freshman, Green clocked a 14.35 110-meter high hurdles and has designs set on breaking the 14.0 mark this season.


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