Green is Patient With UCLA

While the Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame quarterback, Garrett Green, is waiting patiently to see if UCLA will offer him a scholarship, he's keeping himself buys with official visits to other schools...

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame quarterback Garrett Green (6-1, 190) will be making an official visit to Harvard this weekend, while holding out hope that hometown school UCLA will come through with an offer.

"I'm willing to wait, but I'm wanting to take some visits. UCLA is definitely a school I've been interested in taking a visit to," said Green.

Green hosted UCLA quarterbacks coach Jim Svoboda for an in-home visit last week, and Green said it went well. "Coach Svoboda came in and he's the one I've been talking to a lot," said Green. "He laid things out for me, and said that it's a matter of if they have enough scholarships, but that if one comes available, they could offer me. Coach (Karl) Dorrell is the one who will be deciding when to offer."

Green said he would like to schedule a visit to UCLA the second weekend in January, if all goes according to plan.

Ole Miss, who has offered, is the only other school who's come in for an in-home visit. Green's other offers have come from San Diego State, Texas A&M, Kansas State.

"It's tough to turn down other schools, but I'd be interested a lot in UCLA and they would be high up on my list if they offered me," Green said. "Coach Svoboda just said to be patient."

Green was a frequent attendee at UCLA home games this fall, coming with Notre Dame teammate and UCLA commit, kicker Kai Forbath.

Green said he would like to take at least three trips before he makes a decision, and there are some factors that will impact that decision. He said: "The coaches know that I have my heart set on playing quarterback, and ideally, that's what I'd like to play if I can. If I come in and at least get to try quarterback, then they feel a move is the best thing for me, then fine, but I would like a shot."

Green led Notre Dame to consecutive CIF Division III titles as a sophomore and a junior, but the Knights fell short of the CIF title last weekend, when they were upset by Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. "I'm anxious to get back out on the field after the way our season ended," said Green.

He'll get the chance at the end of the month, having been selected to play for California in the CaliFlorida Bowl.

Academically, Green is a good student and fully qualified.

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