Green Lights Up Another Camp

When you rush for over 2,000 yards and 27 touchdowns in 5A Texas football, you are a very special back. When you do it as a sophomore, you have a chance to be elite. The elite running back spent Sunday in Austin working out with the Texas coaches and having a great time. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Green about his experience.

Aaron Green of San Antonio Madison is now used to being the headliner after a sophomore season on the gridiron where he rushed for 2,024 yards and 27 touchdowns and added 215 yards in pass receptions. At Sunday's Texas mini-camp, much was expected of Green despite his lack of preparation time due to his lengthy and successful track season.

"It went real good. It felt kind of good getting back on the football field since I haven't been out there in a while. I thought I still had track legs, but everyone else said I was doing real good. I think I could have done better if I was in football shape," Green said.

Green at 5-10 and 180 pounds is a humble back despite being thrust into the spotlight at an early age. Green said that he enjoyed working out with some of the state's best backs including Donovonn Young (formerly of Humble, now Katy), Daniel Lasco (The Woodlands), and Malcolm Brown (Cibolo Steele).

"Malcolm (Brown) stood out to me. He can catch a lot better than people give him credit for," Green said.

Brown and Green know each other well as they have visited a lot of the same schools and camps and are both from the San Antonio area.

This camp also gave all of the backs a chance to work out with Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite. The backs all gave Applewhite kudos for his instruction and drills.

"It went good. I learned some new drills that I haven't learned before. It will be good to take those (drills) home and work on them. Coach Applewhite is real cool. I like him. He's young," commented Green.

In addition to Applewhite, Green also spent some quality time with Coach Mack Brown and Coach Duane Akina. Akina is responsible for the San Antonio area in recruiting.

Green, the younger brother of 2009 Nebraska signee Andrew Green, has already received verbal offers from Georgia, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. A Texas offer is very likely for the star running back as soon as the 2010 recruiting class signs its letters of intent.

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