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Green getting early attention

Zachary Green is just wrapping up his sophomore year but many college programs are already showing interest in the running back who recently transferred from Los Angeles Cathedral to Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure.
Green, a 5-foot-8, 190-pound prospect, said Wisconsin, USC, Alabama and Oregon have gotten involved in his recruitment and he's definitely excited about things moving forward.
"Wisconsin is recruiting me hard and last year I took an unofficial visit to USC and I was at the (Los Angeles) NIKE camp and they've been talking to me," Green said.
"The coaches at Wisconsin really like the power backs and I really like that program. I'm kind of open to everybody right now though. There aren't any favorites."
The Badgers are definitely moving up Green's list especially because of their success with big, powerful backs. Since it's still so early, there aren't any plans to visit with Wisconsin yet but Green likes the program a lot.
"I'm really thinking about Wisconsin," Green said. "They have those big backs, the fact that they've been in the Rose Bowl. There is a lot to think about with them."
Green, who rushed for about 600 yards with five touchdowns and also caught 21 passes for 167 yards in his sophomore year, also said he's planning to visit Alabama sometime this spring or summer when he goes to Tuscaloosa for a camp.
The St. Bonaventure prospect said he will also take an unofficial visit to Oregon prior to competing at the Eugene NIKE Camp later this spring. Green has been talking with Ducks' assistant coach Don Pellum.
"Alabama started sending me some letters so I'm really considering them," Green said. "I'm going to take an unofficial visit there when I go to one of their camps. I'll probably be going this summer. I'm also going to see Oregon before the camp up there."
Since he's still finishing up his sophomore year and is only starting to hear from top programs, Green said Sunday at the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy that he plans to take things slowly throughout his recruitment which is just getting underway.
"I'm going to be patient with it," Green said. "I'm not going to rush anything. I am just going to be a junior."