Trip to the Northwest on tap for Green

One of the top running backs in the California JUCO ranks this fall promises to be Butte RB Alex Green (6-2, 215) and the northwest native has been hearing from a couple of Pac 10 schools that are interested in his services. Green updated recently on recruiting and how close he is to setting up an official visit with one of them...

"Washington has been after me pretty hard lately," Green told earlier this week. "Coach (Tim) Lappano has been talking to me about coming up on a visit, so I'm going to do that, but I have to figure out when my bye week is and then make sure everything works out.

"Playing the Pac 10 is my dream and something I'd love to do and if I could go to Washington and check them out and they offered, that would be pretty big."

In addition to the Huskies, Oregon State has also let it be known that they like Green a lot as well.

"OSU is high on my list too," Green, who hails from the Portland area, said. "They always seem to have big and physical teams who get after it and they've had Steven Jackson and Yvenson Bernard up there, so they know how to produce big time running backs.

"They have told me they like me a lot, but they want to see some more of me before they offer so it's about how I perform early in the season to see where I stand."

Last year, Green didn't put up "big-time" stats, managing to post 713 yards and six touchdowns while working in a rotation system at running back, but this season he expects to see a bulk of the carries for the Roadrunners.

"Of course I want to get all the carrries," Green admitted. "You aren't a big-time running back if you don't, but it's all about competition and getting better and making sure you are taking care of your business. If you work hard and someone is better than you, then that's on you.

"I can do anything a team wants me to do. I have the speed (4.4) to get outside if I need to, but I love hitting it up inside and using my quickness and my vision to find holes. I can do it all and I want to catch more balls out of the backfield as well."

Green is on pace to graduate this December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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