North Chicago (Ill.) junior outside linebacker prospect Kevin Green (6-foot-2, 213 pounds) wrapped up his Memorial Day weekend on Sunday at a place that could easily describe his recruiting process during the May evaluation period.
"I decided to head out to Six Flags Great America on Memorial Day," Green said. "I've been studying hard for my final exams this week and with all of the recruiting stuff that's been going on, I needed a break and I had a blast."
Green talked about his roller coaster May recruiting experience.
"It's been a pretty wild ride in May, that's for sure. I think I had two early offers before May and now I have a dozen scholarship offers. I really never expected to have this many choices this early. It really was an exciting month for me, with all of the calls and in school visitors. I would say that I had 15-20 calls overall, and Purdue, Duke and Nebraska were the last three schools that called me. I would guess that we had 35-40 plus college coaches that made in school visits in May."
"It's an amazing feeling. It's truly a blessing for me and my family to know that I'll have a chance to get a college education and to not have to pay for college. I always had hoped to be able to do well enough in football so that I could earn a scholarship so that my Mom wouldn't have to worry about helping me get through college. It's a real blessing no question."
Green is in the process of lining up his summer travel schedule.
"I'm in the process of getting our team schedule from my head coach (Mike Grenda) and once I have that I'll be able to get a better idea of where I'm heading this summer. I'm going to most likely make several unofficial visits this summer. I'm looking at going to 8-10 schools this summer in person. Most of those visits will be just to check out different schools, but I might also camp at a few schools."
Kevin Green currently has scholarship offers from Boston College, Indiana, Akron, Western Michigan, Duke, Kansas, Navy, Ball State, Toledo, Purdue, Minnesota and Bowling Green State.