Broderick Green talks about USC game

Five-star running back (ranked #5 in the nation by Scout.com) Broderick Green (6-1, 230, 4.6) from Little Rock Pulaski (Ark.) made his commitment to USC last spring, but has been the center of speculation recently about whether or not he's still solid with the Trojans.

"I'm 120 percent committed to USC," Green said emphatically. "It was rumored that I decommitted, but that's not true. Just because I talk to other coaches doesn't change what I want to do." Green says he will try to take several other official visits at his mom's request (his parents will attend the visits). The schools that he's still considering visiting besides the Trojans are Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

"My mom wants me to take other official visits just to be sure and I will do that for her," Green said. "My parents want me to explore all my options and I understand that. I've talked with the USC coaches about this already and they told me that recruiting is a competition just like football. They said they are confident that I'll still want to go there even after taking other visits. I'm gonna try to set my visits up soon and I'd love to take my trip to USC for the Notre Dame game."

Even Green's brother (Greg Wesley, who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs) advised against him making such an early decision, but he says that in his heart he knew what he had to do. "He told me to take my time and go through the whole process like he did, but I just felt USC was right for me," Green said. "I wasn't planning on committing early or anything, it just happened. I got really excited and knew I didn't want to wait."

Green was at the USC/Arkansas game on Saturday night as a guest of the Razorbacks. "It was still a lot of fun," Green said. " It was cool to meet the players and other recruits. I got some crap from the fans, but overall everyone was real nice. I don't really pay attention to what people say anymore. Early on I let it bother me because people were upset I was going out of state, but now I don't let it get to me.

"USC looked very good. They started a little slow but really picked it up in the second half," Green said. "Arkansas didn't play too well. They made a lot of mental mistakes. They have a lot of talent and I think they could have played better. Toward the end it just seemed like they gave up."

In his first game as a senior, Green finished with 133 yards rushing and two receptions, but no scores. Defensively, he had one fumble caused and one recovered. Pulaski is now 1-0.

He reports a 2.6 GPA and a 16 ACT, which he is retaking in October.


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