Christian Green is a quarterback prospect in the Class of 2010 with some big time scholarship offers already. Green, 6-2 and 195 pounds, is dual-threat quarterback from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic High School. This is a young man that has made big strides from his sophomore to junior seasons and teams are taking notice. Florida State (first offer), Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Boston College, South Florida, Michigan and others have already offered him.
"Last year Christian was largely an athlete playing quarterback," said Bob Henriguez, head coach at Tampa Catholic. "He's more comfortable at that position now and Christian is showing the ability to play the position. Now he makes plays with mind."
This season Green has not thrown an interception to date. But he has missed some time, including the first two games (ankle injury) and only played a half in their third game.
Green has really good speed and is very dangerous with the ball in his hands and in space. He's quick and not afraid to lower his shoulder and run with power. Green has super athletic ability and he shows he can extend a play when the pocket breaks down. This is where he becomes so dangerous because he can beat you with his arm and legs. Green can throw on the run with good accuracy. He has good arm strength and can also throw with touch.
"I think he's a better fit for the spread, although he's showing more of the ability to drop back. Christian just has outstanding athleticism. Some schools like him as a receiver and some as a quarterback. But at this time last season, everyone was looking at him as a wide receiver."
Green has an older brother (Brandon Green) that plays defensive end and is leading Catholic in sacks. This is a prospect to keep an eye on in the coming weeks and months because he's really coming into his own.
"Brandon is your prototypical defensive end that's tall(6-4/220), rangy and fast. And he's still growing. Brandon has gained 15 pounds since last year. He has outstanding quickness off the edge and he's playing better against the run. This kid is a late bloomer and could be a potential steal for someone."
A couple of teams are very interested in Brandon at this time. USF and Michigan are recruiting him but have yet to offer.
Tampa Catholic is 4-2 on the season. They face Mulberry (Fla.) High School this weekend.