Our top rated quarterback in California this year is Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame's Garrett Green. Green is a tremendous athlete who could play on either side of the ball in college and said he's now up to seven scholarship offers on the year.
Green, 6-2, 190 pounds is getting looks at both quarterback and defensive back. The signal caller threw for 1,364 yards and seven touchdowns last season and rushed for another 809 yards and nine scores. He also starts at free safety and has tremendous speed as evidenced by him running on Notre Dame's 4X100M relay team that finished 7th in the state last season.
"A lot of schools like me as an athlete but I definitely want to try quarterback first," Green said. "That's where I'm most comfortable and that's where everyone other than USC is recruiting me. They like me as an athlete with more of an emphasis on playing in the secondary."
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Green's most recent offer came from Kansas State. Mississippi, Mississippi State, Duke, UNLV, Texas A&M and Washington had all offered back in the spring and summer.
"All of those schools have called since September 1 along with USC, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State," Green said. "I really haven't started to narrow my list down yet. I'll probably wait until after our season because I don't want anything to distract our team from winning another CIF title. I do want to take all five of my visits but I know more than likely I'll only be able to squeeze in two or three.
"Right now, I really don't have a leader and I have no problem leaving home to play college ball. Once the season is over and I know all the schools who have offered me, that's when I'll be able to get my list down to a workable five or so."
Green, the nation's No. 8 rated dual-threat quarterback, recently sprained ligaments in right throwing hand and had to sit out Notre Dame's most recent game.