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Five-star back from Stanford

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Rasheem Green had a great time on his weekend visit to Stanford.
He learned a lot, he met the coaching staff, talked with some players and the five-star said the Cardinal will definitely be a team he seriously considers as his recruitment continues.
Can Stanford beat out USC, UCLA and all the other top programs that have offered the Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive tackle? That is yet to be seen but the Cardinal did a good job impressing him during his trip.
"It was really cool," Green said. "This is my first time seeing the campus and it was really amazing. I got to meet the rest of their staff. I only knew two coaches before I was up there and the one I probably had known the most was coach (Derek) Mason who left for Vanderbilt.
"I really got to see their campus and it was really amazing. I got to meet some of their players, too, which was really fun. I got to hang out with some of the players so it was really good.
"Stanford does things differently. They don't recruit the same way as USC and UCLA do. They said they can show you or just provide the information. The school does speak for itself."
The 6-foot-4, 290-pound prospect who's rated as the fourth-best defensive tackle and No. 12 overall in the 2015 class by Rivals.com said he enjoyed being around coach David Shaw and that could be a big deal in his decision-making process.
Green said he has to focus on the academic side of things moving forward even more just to make sure he has all the right classes and the grades to be admitted. If Stanford stays among his top schools, that will be a main consideration going into his senior season.
"Coach Shaw is a really cool person," Green said. "I like the way he coaches and I like the way he handled practice. He's a cool person to be around.
"I do like Stanford a lot. I don't know if they're a top school but I need to get some stuff with the classes. That's what they were talking about getting the right classes so you can get in school first."
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