Garrett Green Is In Waiting Mode

The quarterback-athlete from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, Garrett Green, has received two more offers -- but he says he's not in any hurry about making a decision, especially when he wants to see what all his options will be in January...

The leader of the No. 2 ranked team in California, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame quarterback Garrett Green (6-1, 190), has returned nicely from an early season hand injury and has the Knights rolling along in 2005.

"I'm back now. It was my throwing hand that I hurt, and it's not quite fully recovered, but it's the best it's going to be this year," said Green. "It's my senior year, I'm playing."

Green missed most of September with the injury, but returned in October and didn't miss a beat for the Knights, who are 8-0 and are the prohibitive favorites to win another CIF D-III title.

The season, understandably, has taken precedence over recruiting. "I'm waiting until the season is done to start worrying about recruiting," said Green. "I missed some games so I'm trying to stay focused on the games we have left."

But Green hasn't forgone recruiting completely. He holds scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Duke, UNLV, Washington, Kansas State and Texas A&M, with Wyoming and San Diego State being the most recent offers. All of the schools have offered him as a quarterback.

He said he is still on the radar for both UCLA and USC, who both are looking at him as an athlete. "I get a lot of mail from them (UCLA and USC), but neither have said anything about an offer. I'm wide open right now, I just want to wait and see what all of my options available are," said Green. "They would both obviously be schools I'd highly consider, but we'll have to see what they do."

Green has been a frequent guest at UCLA home games this fall, attending with teammates Rodney Glass and UCLA commit Kai Forbath.

He said he would like to take all five of his official visits, but not before Notre Dame's season is done, which could be mid-December. That would push his decision into January, which is fine with him.

"I'm not going to rush it just to make a decision. I want to see the schools and see which one is best for me, then I'll decide," said Green. On the year, Green has rushed for 506 yards on 38 carries and scored seven touchdowns. Through the air, he is 34-for-54 for 656 yards and five touchdowns.

Academically, Green is in fine shape, holding a 3.8 GPA.


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