San Antonio running back Gary Green Jr. is having a low-key summer. There have been no summer camps, and very little in the way of publicity. However, Green is getting plenty of attention from college coaches. When a running back averages more than 12-yards a rush as a junior, his accomplishments speak for themselves.
“I have offers from Pittsburgh, Stanford, Kansas, Wisconsin, and BYU,” Green, an all-purpose back, said. “I’m pretty sure that I am under heavy consideration from Notre Dame and UCLA as well.
“I haven’t been to any summer camps this year. Most of the schools I was interested in were out of state, so they were hard to attend. Instead, I just stayed in San Antonio and did some lifting with my high school team.”
Last season, Green split carries with Jacob Gutierrez, who was an unknown until the week before signing day when he committed to Oklahoma. Green has had no problem garnering attention, and he may not have trouble making a decision either.
“I really like Pitt,” he said. “I’m leaning pretty heavily towards Pittsburgh. I call the running backs coach about once every week. They are really interested in me as a running back, and that is what I want to play.
“The only reason that I haven’t already committed is that I haven’t heard from the other schools yet. I at least want to hear them out before I commit.”
At 5-foot-9 170 pounds, Green is also being considered as a cornerback. At running back, the obvious comparison is to another scat back, Barry Sanders.
“I am really a speed, scat back,” he said. “My favorite running back is Barry Sanders, and people say that I look like him on the field. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill, but I try my best.”