Cougs looking at in-state physical marvel

SEATTLE'S INGRAHAM HIGH has a number of potential Division 1-A prospects this year. One is Mondala Green, who will take a return trip to Pullman for Washington State's summer camp after a great experience at the Cougs' junior day. A physical specimen, (6-4, 235-pounds) Green is just now beginning to realize how good a player he can be armed with a strong work ethic.

Ingraham head man Anthony Williams says that Green's size is deceiving.

"Two-hundred and thirty five pounds does him no justice," said Williams. "He's real wiry. He's one of those guys that has so much potential as far as weight and speed goes. He has so much untapped potential."

Football and athletics have always come easy to Green, and so the need to work at his craft hasn't always been apparent. Williams says the is just now beginning to understand how good he can be -- and how the dream of college and college football is well within his grasp if he applies himself.

With hard work and a good college strength program, Williams said Green could end up in the 260-270 pound range over the course of his college career without sacrificing much athleticism. The Cougs are looking at him as a tight end, or possibly defensive end.

Other schools showing interest include Idaho, Oregon State and Washington. He's also gotten letters from Colorado, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. He has no favorites at this time.

"I'm not really choosy," said Green. "I'm looking forward to hearing from all of them a little bit more."

Along with teammates Jeffrey Solomon and Myron Beck, (Michael Collins is another potential Division I-A prospect at Ingraham), Green attended the Washington State and Idaho junior days, very much enjoying the atmosphere at Idaho. And also spending some quality time with WSU tight ends coach Robin Pflugrad.

"That was fun," Green said of his junior day experience in Pullman. "It was a good experience for me. I got to meet a lot of nice people -- I got to talk to the tight ends coach. He's a real, real, real good coach -- He's a very nice person."

Green will head back to the Palouse next month for the WSU summer camp (June 22-25), and possibly down to the Beaver state for the camp at Oregon State. He'll also make a return trip to Idaho for the Vandals' camp.

"Idaho's junior day -- it was really high energy there," said Green. "And I felt they really showed a lot of interest in me. I really liked them too."

Its a little early in the feeling out process for Green to develop a list of criteria for what he'll be looking for in a college. Right now, he's just looking for who shows him the most recruiting love. Whether he plays tight end or defensive end at the next level, he wants to play for a coach with whom he feels a connection.

"He would be the type of guy that is just down to earth," said Green. "That's all, not asking for too much -- just someone I can work with and relate well to would be good."

Green was named first team tight end of The Seattle Times Metro League football all-stars in 2004. He had 21 catches for 349 yards with 3 TDs. On defense, he tallied 35 tackles (27 solo) with 8 of those tackles going for loss. He will take the SAT later in June.

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