Running back prospect Gary Green, II (5-9, 170, 4.4) from San Antonio (Texas) Madison took his official visit to UCLA this past weekend. Though he didn’t commit to UCLA, the visit was impressive enough for the Bruins to be in the thick of it for his services. Right now is a two-horse race between UCLA and Kansas. Green is a multi-talented athlete who brings a lot to the table.
“UCLA was nice,” Green said. “I had a lot of fun there and the campus was nice, too.”
One of the things the recruits were privy to was be an eyewitness to the naming of Pauley Pavilion’s floor in honor of Coach Wooden and his beloved wife Nell.
“UCLA has some great fans,” Green said. “They honored John Wooden. The Bruins sure have a lot of tradition.”
On a scale from one to ten, Green said his visit was an eight.
“Kansas is still up there for me,” Green said. “I’m just going to think about both schools and decide which school is best for me.”
“I’m going to watch both teams play in their bowl,” Green said. “I’m watching Kansas right now.”
“I’m not sure how I would fit into UCLA’s offense,” Green said. “I think I fit in better in Kansas’ offense. That is the reason I’m going to watch the bowl games.”
Green has outstanding bloodlines, His father Gary Green, I, was an All-American at Baylor and played football professionally for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams.
Green rushed for 1,721 yards and 23 touchdowns for an 8-3 Madison team. He is also adept at catching the football out of the backfield. Green latched onto 11 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 17.3 yards per catch.
In an earlier interview with BruinBlitz Madison head coach Jim Streety said this about his talented running back “Gary is a tremendous athlete who can do a lot things. He is very skilled at everything he does.”
“Gary has tremendous quickness and speed,” Streety said. “He is excellent in space and makes people miss.”
“Gary has great leadership qualities,” Streety said. “He is the kind of young man that comes along every ten years or so.”
Besides UCLA and Kansas, Green has offers and took visits to Wisconsin and Pitt.
Now it is down to KU and UCLA.