Bruins All Over Green

UCLA continues to prioritize the Gardena (Calif.) Serra five-star defensive end Rasheem Green...

Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive end Rasheem Green (6-4.5, 285) has seen his campus look like a turnstile.

"Schools are coming in and out every day," said Green. "But it's Serra, so I'm kind of used to it. I've stopped counting all the offers and who all has come in."

A few, though, are recruiting him harder than others.

"Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Oregon and Stanford are recruiting me the hardest," said Green. "Coach (Mike) Denbrock is recruiting me from Notre Dame. Coach (Adrian) Klemm, Coach Angus (McClure) and Coach Brick (Jeff Ulbrich) from UCLA, Coach (Chris) Wilson and Coach (Tee) Martin from USC, Coach (Rob) Aiken and Coach (Don) Pellum from Oregon and Coach (Randy) Hart from Stanford."

And schools still see Green playing end in college.

"Most of them are recruiting me as an end, but they said I could play both end and tackle," said Green. "I don't mind playing both."

Green visited UCLA during the spring and checked out a spring practice for the Bruins.

"UCLA looked like they were having fun, but at the same time, they're getting work done," said Green. "I'm comfortable with the coaches there and like the campus."

While his mother is a UCLA alum, Green said she doesn't push the Bruins on him.

"She is letting me do what I want so she doesn't really talk them up," said Green.

USC also had Green on campus during the spring and he liked what he saw from the new coaching staff.

"The team looks good and pretty fixed up," said Green. "Sark and the coaches are doing a good job there."

Green visited Stanford and Oregon during the spring, and liked both of the schools he saw.

"It was nice up there at Stanford. It has a wonderful campus and it's a great school," said Green. "Oregon has a nice campus, great facilities and a cool coaching staff and the team seems cool too."

With teammates headed all over in the 2014 class, including three to USC and two UCLA, Green said their experiences with the recruiting process has kept them hands off.

"They don't even talk like that," said Green. "You could say each of them went through it and we all respect it's our own decision."

Green, who's been selected to The Opening said he won't announce at that event, but could save it for another major event he's been invited to.

"I'm going to try to announce at the Army Game," said Green. "Then I'll have taken my trips."

Academically, Green has a 4.0 and has taken the ACT and SAT. He's also taking college prep and honors classes.

"Stanford talked with me and to my counselor and they want me to take two AP classes next year, so we're talking about that with my counselor," said Green.

Green and Serra have their spring game this Friday.

"A lot of schools are coming by for that," said Green.


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