Loyola 'Backer Hears from Many

Bronson Green, the 6-1, 218-pound linebacker prospect from Los Angeles Loyola, is starting to get the hang of this recruiting thing as he begins to hear from some programs, particularly those who pursue prospects with good academics...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola linebacker Bronson Green (6-1, 218) is beginning to experience the early stages of recruiting, with several schools maintaining contact with him.

"It's been pretty good, I'm just starting to get a feel for how the whole system works," said Green. "I've been contacting some coaches and some coaches have been calling my school. I've been invited to a couple of Junior Days and some schools to take unofficial visits."

Some of those schools include Duke, Brown, Washington, Oklahoma, Colorado, Stanford and UCLA.

Being early in the process, Green said he's completely wide open. "Seriously, I don't know if I could say a top five schools," said Green. "I always grew up a UCLA fan and it's always been a dream to play at UCLA. But I also love Stanford. And it's kind of cool to see a school like Washington, see the new coaches come in and get things going. I like the progress at each of those schools. Duke has a pretty new staff too."

Being a linebacker, Green has a soft spot for schools in the Big Ten. "A lot of the Big Ten schools I like because I like the way their defenses play," said Green. "I've always liked watching Ohio State and Penn State, it's Linebacker U. I've grown up watching those linebackers play, so that would be great to see what that would be like."

Green plays in the middle for the Cubs, but said he could play inside or outside in college. "I can play middle or strongside and I'm confident I could do well at either position and feel comfortable there," said Green.

Last summer, Green camped at UCLA and California and he attended a handful of UCLA games as a recruit last fall.

There are no plans for an early decision for him either. "It's definitely going to take time," said Green. "I don't want to jump ahead and make a commitment. I want to make the right decision instead of jumping to a conclusion real quickly."

During his 2008 junior season, Green recorded 86 tackles, 22 for loss and two sacks, helping the Cubs to the CIF-SS Pac-5 playoffs for the first time in three years.

Academically, Green has a 3.65 GPA and will take the SAT in May.

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