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Oregon offer has Greens attention

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Rivals250 quarterback Seth Green's offer from Oregon last week was his eighth of the process, and the Ducks have already made an impression on the Minnesota native.
"I was very excited about that offer," Green said. "It felt very good considering I had to work for it and showed everything I should have. I went out to their camp, passed all the measurable and all the off-the-field stuff."
The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Green camped at Oregon in mid-June, and received the offer after the Ducks had evaluated all the passer they saw this summer.
Prior to his Oregon trip, Green said he was excited to check out Eugene because of their NIKE partnership and how it could help him in his planned field of study, sports marketing. The actual experience, though, exceeded his expectations.
"It is beautiful out there - the state itself, and then the campus," Green said. "We used their facilities, and I know everybody hears how nice they are, but they really do get all they can out of them and allows the players to be the best they can."
Beyond the surroundings, though, Green came away impressed with the football aspect of the school and the personnel involved with the program.
"I really like that offensive fit because I'd get to show a little bit more of my skill set and have fun doing it," Green said.
"I liked the coaches. They were just really good people, very down to earth. I know with a lot of programs, especially when you are talking about big, winning programs like that, it is more of a business (atmosphere). (This) felt more like the coaches are going to teach you, but you still are going to have respect for one another and connect on a personal level."
With his offer now in-hand, Green already has his next visit to Eugene planned. The four-star junior will attend the Duck's Sept. 6 contest against Michigan State.
Green has not scheduled any game visits beyond his Sept. 6 trip to Oregon, but said he will definitely attend games at Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is also "likely" to see a game at Alabama, where he camped in late July.
"They said they were really strongly interested and would keep in contact," Green said of Alabama. "They said I performed at the top of their camp, which is really good because there were a lot of other really good quarterbacks there that weekend."
Alabama has already successfully recruited a player out of Green's East Ridge H.S. in the Twin Cities area. Four-star J.C. Hassenauer was Green's offensive center last fall, and the two connected when Green traveled to Tuscaloosa for camp.
"One thing I liked about Alabama when I went down there is I got to hang with J.C. a lot," Green said. 'They were going through their summer lifting program, so it kind of showed you what it's like when you actually get there.
"(Hassenauer) said he's loved every minute of it. That was a great fit for him with his personality and work ethic. He has given me the real story about it too, so with that is seems like a place I could really go to."
A decision on where Green will go is still months away, but he understands the recruiting process is accelerated at the quarterback position and he plans to closely evaluate the schools recruiting him this fall.
"I feel like the fall is pretty big," Green said. "It shows you what it is going to be like when you are there and I'll get a more realistic feel of what the life is like."
Ranked as the No. 233 player in the first Rivals250 presented by Under Armour, Green is coming off a sophomore season in which he completed 56 percent of his passes and threw 14 touchdowns.
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