Tijuan Green Leads the Way at Northside-WR

Tijuan Green may not be a household name on the recruiting circuit just yet, but the star running back from Northside-Warner Robins will be very soon. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder is coming off a solid season, a state championship and he's getting looks from some major programs.

Tijuan Green accounted for 1,788 yards of offense and 23 touchdowns as a junior, while leading Northside-WR to an undefeated season and the 4A State Championship.

"I work hard at practice," said Green. "You can't just show up at practice and think your automatically going to succeed on Friday nights."

"You have to work hard in practice and then you'll be successsful in the game. That's how I think. Coach Jason Respert (RB's Coach) taught me that."

Before last season, Green was playing several different positions including safety, tight end, wide receiver and very little at running back.

"I was playing receiver at the time." said Green. "Then in the spring, they decided to put me in at running back.  I guess the coach liked what he saw, so they decided to keep me back there."

"My whole life I had been playing at running back, but when I got to High School, they played me at a lot of different positions. I just wanted to show them what I could do at running back."

Green exploded onto the scene in 2006 taking over the star role early on and finishing with 1,614 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground.

"I'm good at breaking tackles and I can run with power," Green said. "But I'm more of a cutback runner.  I think the best thing about me is my vision.  I'm real good at finding holes in the defense."

Green, who gets letters on a dailey basis, is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. Some major programs like Auburn, North Carolina State and Marshall are showing interest.

He's already attended junior days at Auburn and Georgia.

Georgia Junior Day - "It went pretty good.  It's not to far from home.  We walked around the campus and we got to meet some of the players.  We got to see the stadium and walk on the field. There is a lot of tradition at Georgia.  I really enjoyed it there.  I enjoyed Athens.  It's like a little town."

Auburn Junior Day - "They were really friendly down there.  We got to see the stadium.   We met some of the Coaches and they showed a lot of interest.  I really enjoyed the visit."

Which three schools lead for Green?

"I like Auburn, Georgia and Florida State."

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