People were coming up to Zachary Green late last week congratulating him and the Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure running back didn't know what they were talking about.
At that point, Green was still unaware he landed his first offer from Arizona.
"It was kind of a surprise," Green said.
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"I had never talked to them before. At the end of school I was walking to my locker room and my running backs coach asked me if I heard the news and he said congratulations. I asked what was happening and my dad text messaged me and my dad said he spoke with the Arizona coaches and they were extending an offer.
"It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I don't have to worry about an offer my senior year and I can just focus on the football team and getting better."
Green, a 5-foot-9, 210-pound prospect, said he's excited to learn more about Arizona's program and how the offense will look under first-year coach Rich Rodriguez.
The St. Bonaventure standout said he's going to study how Rodriguez coached at West Virginia and Michigan and he's excited to hear more from the Wildcats. Other offers might be on the way as well.
"It's really good and everybody is telling me after the first one comes it's like a domino effect," Green said. "I just feel really blessed to hear all that and it's amazing. It's the best feeling in the world.
"I don't know much about his offense but I know he ran the spread at Michigan. I'm going to look up more information on him and his coaching staff and how he runs things."
Washington State might be the next Pac-12 school to offer Green, who visited Pullman for the junior day in recent weeks. Alabama and Boston College among others continue to send recruiting mail as well.