One of New Jersey's top running backs hails from a small town in South Jersey, but Shonn Green of Atco (N.J.) Winslow Township is considered a top-notch prospect and a big-time player. Clemson leads the way right now, but by how much?
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound tailback has 10 offers so far and they include some of his top choices.
"Right now Clemson is my leader, but Rutgers, Wisconsin, Iowa and Syracuse are all still in the mix."
Last season the elusive back rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has good size for a tailback in any program and he'll bring with him quick feet and excellent vision. He wants to carry the mail in college.
"I'm looking for a school that likes to run the football. All of my favorites do that and all have offered me."
Shonn recently scored an 880 on his SAT so being qualified should be no problem. Rutgers seems to be making the biggest gain on Clemson's lead.
“I was at the Rutgers camp and I really like it there. They are in the mix for sure, but I want to take all my visits before I make any decisions.”
Green ran for 1,600 yards on 246 carries with 18 touchdowns as a junior.