D-I schools are always on the lookout for players who have the ability to play several positions. There is one player from San Diego who has played seven different positions during his high school career. No wonder he already heard from the entire Pac-10.
Athlete prospect Deonte Green (6-2, 215, 4.5) from San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay at one time or another has played wide receiver, tight end, running back, inside linebacker, outside linebacker, cornerback and safety.
That is a full day at the office.
Green probably projects as a wide receiver or outside backer on the D-I level. He has the size and speed that colleges are trying to land at the wide receiver position. Green also has the stuff the D-I schools like at linebacker.
As a receiver, Green had 23 receptions for 335 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 14.6 yards per catch.
On the defensive side of the ball, Green accounted for 35 solo tackles, 10 tackles for loss and four sacks.
Green earned all-league honors for his junior season performance.
According to Mission Bay assistant coach Rolando Garcia, Green has heard from every school in the Pac-10, plus Colorado and San Diego State.
"Deonte has the talent to make the big play on offense," Garcia said. "He has the ability take the ball to the house in a number of ways. He can catch, he can run or even throw the ball."
"On defense, Deonte is really physical and aggressive," Garcia said. "He can turn a game around with a sack or a pick."
"Deonte has a great wingspan," Garcia said. "Because of that he plays long and tall."
"Another thing that we love about Deonte is he's always ready to play," Garcia said. "He loves and is passionate about football."
"We feel Deonte has a chance to be a big time recruit," Garcia said. "We just sent out his tape and once colleges see him play, they will be very interested."