Due to a week-two ankle injury, 2009 quarterback prospect Cody Green out of Dayton, Texas has had to deal with the misfortune of watching his teammates from the sideline for virtually an entire season. While his injury has sidelined his season, it hasn't sidelined recruiters as his sophomore play has managed to land him several early offers.
Green has received early scholarship offers from schools such as Baylor, Houston, Miami and Texas A&M but those offers haven't helped him become more comfortable as a spectator.
"Oh it was tough," Green said of watching his team play without him. "I don't wish that on nobody. It was horrible. I pretty much try to help the other player with whatever they needed. I just try to give them tips."
The athletic dual-threat quarterback tore some ligaments in his ankle during the second game of the season and is awaiting his second surgery to help complete his rehab.
"I'm doing rehab and walking on it now," he said. "I don't know when I'll be back to full speed. I have to have one more surgery to get the screws taken out of my ankle."
Green hopes to be full speed by the time he gets going in track and baseball, the other two sports he excels in, but until then, he will have some recruiting attention to sort out. With all of the recent moves in the college coaching ranks, the shuffling of coaching seats has helped a leader emerge for the junior.
"Well at A&M was what I was really high on at first," he said. "I liked all of their coaching staff but now with coach Sherman coming in, I really don't know if any of those coaches are going to be there or what the situation is going to be.
"I really liked coach Briles but it was U of H so now that he's going to Baylor and I already liked the Baylor facilities and stuff, I'm really leaning towards them now."
Clearly Green is a player who places a high priority on his relationship with the coaching staff and Briles caught his attention early.
"He really has that go get it mentality," he said. "In his offense he likes to throw it so I'd love to go play for him."
Could an early commitment be near for Green?
"With that I don't know," he said. "I know I want to go ahead and commit before or during the summer because I don't want to have to deal with that my senior year."
Green was listed in the Rivals.com 100 to watch for the class of 2009. The strong-armed mobile quarterback remains a player to watch in the Lonestar state and with a full recovery remains a big get for any college program.