Buzz about the Midwest's 2016 class is already beginning and one prospect whose name is getting popular is Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge quarterback Seth Green who picked up his fourth offer last week.
"Pittsburgh recently offered. That was last Thursday," Green said. "I was excited because they are in the ACC, so they have a pretty good schedule. They have good coaches and I have met Coach [Jim] Hueber and Coach [Brooks] Bollinger. Their program has produced a lot of good players like Larry Fitzgerald, who is obviously from Minnesota too."
Prior to the Pittsburgh offer, Green had received offers from Louisville, Minnesota and Toledo. He has been receiving plenty of mailings from other Division I programs, but focused on his sophomore season during the last few months.
"During the season really all I did was go to the local Minnesota games," Green said. "They are picking up their program a lot and I can see them having a bright future soon because of how Coach Kill is handling things. They are picking it up from their past seasons. They make sure they show me lots of love."
Green said he also kept in regular contact with Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson, who offered him at the Cardinal's camp last summer.
This past season, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Green led East Ridge to an 8-2 record by throwing for for 1,323 yards and 13 touchdowns against six interceptions. He also rushed for 182 yards and two scores in his second year as the starting quarterback.
"It definitely improved upon the year before," Green noted. "With me being acclimated and having a year under my belt, I got more freedom and more control of the offense and that helped me improve as a quarterback."