Rasheem Green is a very intriguing defensive lineman with the ability to play anywhere along the line. He's currently the No. 6 overall player in the West and No. 19 in the nation with a chance to move over the spring/summer.
Green is a big athlete with size, athleticism and toughness. He has lined up primarily as a defensive end in the Cavs 3-4 scheme and at 6-5, 280 pounds, that's where we like him best on the next level as well.
He does have the versatility to move inside in a 4-3 as he's incredibly strong, very good with his hands and as long as he can keep his pad level low, there's no reason why he can't also excel as a tackle.
"I'll play anywhere, wherever I'm needed," Green said. "I like playing outside, that's where I've always played but if a team wants to move me around and I need to line up as a one-tech or a three-tech, I can do that too. Most of the schools recruiting me right now have said I can play outside or inside so that's all good with me."
Green is carrying a 3.5 GPA in AP classes so it was big for him when he landed an offer from Stanford on Wednesday.
"Stanford is a great school, football wise and academically, that offer meant a lot to me," Green said. "There's not a lot of people who can get in to Stanford so I was really blessed and honored and honestly, really didn't see this one coming. I'm definitely interested and going to give them a hard look."
Green had a chance to attend USC's recent Junior Day and came away impressed with the new staff.
"It was cool, I had a good visit," Green said. "I've been there before but this was my first time really seeing the whole campus, touring the academic center and football facilities and meeting the new coaches. USC is a great school, I like their tradition, they're about winning and always put out good teams.
"I like Coach Wilson, the new DL coach as well. We've talked about his style of coaching, what techniques he uses and he seems like a good coach and a real cool guy as well. The whole staff was real friendly and I had a good time there."
Green is hoping to take several other unofficial visits over the spring and summer.
"Locally, I want to visit UCLA, I've never really done that," Green said. "I've been to spring practices but I've never been on campus and done the whole tour so I know I need to do that. I also want to get out and some schools outside the area like Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida and Miami.
"If I can't visit unofficially, then I'll try and check them out officially in the fall. I want to commit at one of the All-American games so I plan to take my visits during the season. I would like to take all five if I can but it just depends on my schedule and how that all will work out.
"Right now, I'm open to everyone, I don't have a leader and haven't started to cut my list down or anything. I'm just enjoying the process and working hard on my game. I want to put on some more muscle and get bigger and stronger. I'm comfortable weight wise but just want to get stronger and get quicker as well, that's what I'm trying to do right now."
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