Though colleges always were keeping tabs on three-star athlete prospect Deonte Green (6-3, 230, 4.55) from San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay it was from a distance. Things have picked up since he passed his ACT and schools are now getting an up close look.
"Deonte has already visited San Diego State and Washington," Mission Bay coach Rolando Garcia said. "He will visit Nevada this coming weekend."
According to Garcia, Oregon State and Fresno State are also keeping tabs on Green.
"Deonte is a hitter and he never quits on a play," Garcia said. "On one play last year he chased down a running back who caught a swing pass, slammed on his breaks, pursued that back and just before the back was about to score, Deonte stripped him of the football. The football went out of the end zone for a touchback and instead of the team we were playing scoring a touchdown it was our ball.
"Deonte is always making plays for us," Garcia said. "On two of his other strips, he recovered the ball and ran it in for touchdowns."
Green accounted for 80 tackles, 17 sacks, seven forced fumbles, six batted passes, a whole bunch of tackles for loss and numerous quarterback hurries as a senior.
Green earned first-team San Diego Section all-CIF hall of champions. It is the team that includes all divisions in the San Diego section. He was also made his division all-CIF, and first-team all-league.