Running back Shonn Green has been regarded as one of New Jersey's top offensive players for months. But now that schools from outside the region are recruiting him much harder, his stock is soaring.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound back from Atco (N.J.) Winslow Township runs the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds and has great athletic potential. He's seen an increase in attention in recent weeks.
"Things have really picked up, with regards to recruiting," said Green. "It used to be only a few schools were really after me hard. Now I've got a lot of offers and a lot of schools are calling me and sending me mail all the time."
Which schools have begun to recruit him harder?
"Tennessee has really shown a lot more interest in me recently than they were showing. They haven't offered, but when a program like that comes along and says they're interested, it really makes you stop and think. Wisconsin has also shown a lot more interest in me. They've offered a scholarship. Those two, and probably Clemson are the three schools at the top of my list for now."
Schools like Iowa, Syracuse and Rutgers are in the hunt, and all three schools have offered Green scholarships. When will he make his decision?
"I would like to set up some official visits if I can, but right now I'm working on school. I'm really focusing on getting things done in the classroom, because that's more important than the other things. If you don't get that done, you can't even play football. So I'm trying to prioritize. I'm not sure when I'll make my decision. I'm not really in any rush."