SEBRING, Fla.- Wednesday night's FACA North-South All-Star Game marked Altamonte Springs (Fla.) Lake Brantley athlete Ti'on Green's second all-star event in less than a week. Last Thursday, he participated in the Central Florida All-Star Game. The 6-foot, 210-pound running back says that the two experiences were very worthwhile.
"The experience has been great," Green said. "It is like my first taste of what college will be like. Playing against the best of the best, from the South, and with the North, it is just a great blessing for me to come out here, stay healthy, and compete with these guys."
Back in mid-October, Green pledged his services to Cincinnati after taking an official visit to the school.
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"It was just the chemistry I have with Coach (Mark) Elder and Coach Butch Jones," Green said. "They stuck with me from day one, from the time I wasn't eligible to the time I became qualified. Them sticking with me, it really meant a lot. Once I took my visit, and I saw how energetic the coaches were and how strongly committed to that school Coach Jones was, I just fell in love with it."
Prior to Cincinnati, Green had officially visited Indiana and Purdue.
While he says his commitment to the Bearcats is pretty firm, he hasn't put an end to the recruiting process as a whole. A strong senior campaign where he eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing has led to some new interest and schools he may possibly visit.
"I am still open minded," Green said. "Cincinnati was my first offer and will always have a spot in my heart but some schools are really interested and I think I might take a few visits to see if Cincinnati is definitely the right place for me."
Green says that Ole Miss and South Carolina are close to offering. Arizona, Maryland, and South Florida have all recently offered. He intends to hit the road and see at least two of those schools.
"I have two visits left and I will be taking those last two," Green said. "I will definitely be going to USF and right now I am debating whether it is going to be Maryland, Arizona, Ole Miss, or South Carolina for that last visit."
At the collegiate level, Green will be a running back for whichever team he opts for.