Green Recaps Oregon Visit

OCT. 23 -- Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive lineman Rasheem Green took his first official visit this past weekend to Oregon and is hoping to set up a few more visits in the next week or so...

Rasheem Green is currently rated the No. 4 defensive end and No. 16 overall player in the country. At 6-5, 290 pounds, he's a huge kid who can move, is naturally strong and when his motor is running, there isn't a better lineman anywhere in the country.

Green took an unofficial visit to Oregon over the summer and was back in Eugene this past weekend for his first official visit of the year.

"The highlight for me was the game," Green said. "The atmosphere was crazy, it was like nothing I've seen before and the crowd was the most hyped I've seen. I can't really explain it, it was just different there but I really liked it.

"I also really enjoyed hanging out with the players. I had Nacho (Glen Ihenacho) as my host but I hung out with a lot of the guys on the team and they were all great with me. The city of Eugene is a really nice place, the air is definitely cleaner out there and everyone is very friendly. The whole town is all about Oregon and the football team and that was pretty cool to see."

Green took an unofficial visit to Oregon over the summer and said there were some definite differences between the two trips.

"I did a lot of the academic stuff and toured the facilities on my unofficial," Green said. "This visit for me was more about being around the players and coaches and taking in the game atmosphere. I got to see how the team prepares for the game and watched the defensive linemen. They're recruiting me as a defensive end and see me as an Arik Armstead type player.

"They don't have a lot of depth on the line so they said if I'm ready to go, I'll be able to come in and compete for time right away. I'm very comfortable with the coaches and Don Pellum has been recruiting me since I was a sophomore. My family loved the visit too and is very comfortable with the coaches and the distance from home. They like how the coaches have been there for 20+ years and they know I would be taken care of if I chose to go there."

Green hasn't set up any other official visits yet but said he's hoping to lock some of those in as early as this week.

"I want to set up Stanford and Miami," Green said. "I don't know about my last two, I'm keeping those open right now. My parents want to me to visit USC and UCLA officially but I've been to both schools a ton of times. I kind of want to see some new schools but they feel like I should visit the schools I'm most interested in no matter where they're at.

"Right now, I'm still figuring all that out and like I said, hopefully I can lock in a few as soon as this week, maybe by Wednesday. I don't have a leader right now, I'm still open to everyone and plan to play out the process. I want to announce at the Army All-American Game if I'm ready so my trips need to be before January in order for me to do that."

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