Heading in to this year's CaliFlorida Bowl, we knew Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame quarterback Garrett Green could run and was one of the best athletes in the state. What Green has shown this week is that he can also pass the ball and we're hearing things could heat up for him on the recruiting trail real soon.
Green, 6-2, 185 pounds is a legit 4.4-40 guy and was a part of Notre Dame's 4X100m relay team that qualified for the state finals a year ago. He's one of the nation's top dual threat quarterbacks and has looked very good this week.
Green struggled a bit through the first two practices as did most of the offense. He just didn't look comfortable in the offense and struggled a bit mechanically but he has come on strong the past two days.
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"I settled down a bit and I really like these coaches and the offense," Green said. "The defense is so fast and that was tough to get used to but once everyone settled down, we started clicking pretty good."
Green has enough arm strength and creates havoc when he's out of the pocket. If he continues to work on tightening up his release and his overall accuracy, he has chance to be a very good college player.
On the recruiting front, Green visited Harvard two weeks ago and said he has tentative plans to take a couple of trips in early January as well.
"Nothing is definitive yet but it looks like I could be visiting Texas A&M and UCLA in those first two weekends in January," Green said. "It's not set in stone or anything yet so we'll see how that happens. I'm hearing from a few other schools as well but I don't plan on making a decision any time soon. This is a huge decision for me so I want to take my time and make sure I'm doing the right thing."
We've also been hearing that USC, who has been recruiting Green for the past few months, could go after him more aggressively and even offer a scholarship down the line.
"Yeah, they have talked to me a lot and that would be great to get an offer from USC, "Green said. "They have a great program and they're on top right now so we'll see how that plays out."