Trojans visit Little Rock

Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin (offensive coordinator) departed on a five-day road trip last night and one of their first destinations was Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark., home of running back and Trojan commit Broderick Green.

Green didn't have an opportunity to speak with the Trojan coaches because NCAA rules forbid off-campus, face-to-face communication this time of year, but they did watch film with Pulaski head coach Kevin Kelly and discussed where Green stands with USC. The Trojans also visited to show they aren't taking Green's verbal commitment for granted, and they shouldn't, because there are a lot of schools still pursuing Green, despite the verbal commitment to USC.

"Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee are recruiting me hard," Green said.

Green said there have been a few schools, other than USC, that have stopped by Pulaski Academy this spring. "Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas said they might be stopping by," Green said.

Green was asked if he was still a solid commit for the Trojans.

"I'm pretty solid, but I'd still like to take some trips," Green said. "I think I'll visit Penn State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas. Texas hasn't offered, but they were talking to me about offering."

Green also said he'll take an official visit to USC sometime during the season.

Green touched on what he likes about the schools he might officially visit in the fall. He didn't mention Arkansas as a possible official visit, but that's irrelevant because he lives close enough to visit whenever he chooses.

Penn State: "I like everything about Penn State," Green said. "I like their coaches and everything. I've watched how they run the ball with the big backs and they have a good tradition of big backs."

Oklahoma State: "I like their coaches, but I don't really know enough about them yet. That's why I want to visit."

Tennessee: "I liked their coach--he was real nice. He came out here and watched us work out and do drills. They have real nice program, too, and I like their stadium and campus."

Arkansas: "It's close to home, and I know the coaches real well. I know a lot of the players as well. I like the facilities, and it's a nice place. If I decided to stay close to home I would probably go to Arkansas."

Texas: "It's a great school, it's close to home and they have a great football program. It's also a good school."

Green was asked what USC's thoughts were about him visiting other schools.

"They said they don't mind me taking visits to other schools," Green said. "They want competition and they're not afraid of it."

Will the Trojans have a fight to the finish with Green, or does he simply want to experience the recruiting process? Stay tuned.


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