Five-star Green to stay close

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Rasheem Green has landed offers from all across the country since he's a phenomenal defensive lineman but the feeling has become that a Pac-12 school will win out for his services.
There is no telling this early in his recruitment which program will land him but the Gardena (Calif.) Serra standout is leaning toward schools closer to home which seriously narrows down the list.

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"From what I get the Oregon and Stanford visits he enjoyed," Serra coach Scott Altenberg said. "I think USC and UCLA are right there. I don't know where he is on all that. It's an interesting thing.
"He's just up in the air right now, and I don't think he's figured it out.
"I don't think he's going too far. Between those four schools and I'm sure there are some (that stand out) more than the others but I don't see him, his family is here, and I think he stays in that kind of realm."
Don't count out any program yet though for Green, rated as the third-best defensive tackle and No. 13 prospect overall by Rivals.com. Altenberg admits it's still really early for one of his five-star prospects and there's really no telling where Green could go at this point.
"I've been wrong before," Altenberg said.
Two of the reasons why Green is so special are because of his athleticism and versatility. That should be on display this season as he plays inside and outside on the defensive line and should even play some offense as well.
"He plays that tackle position which is like a five-technique," Altenberg said. "He'll look like an end sometimes, he'll look like an inside guy sometimes. We'll move him around.
"He'll play a little offense. We're going to try to keep him from playing o-tackle all the time. We have some heavy stuff where he can play tight end. That's the goal but it just depends how my young guys do on the offensive line."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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