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Tion Green lands first offer

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Altamonte Springs (Fla.) Lake Brantley athlete Ti'on Green landed his first scholarship this week. Who pulled the trigger on the 6-foot-0, 192-pounder?
"I got an offer from Cincinnati," he said. "That's my first offer, I got it a couple nights ago.
"I was shocked, it was the first team to ever take a chance on me, stick their head out for me. It means a lot to me as far as the work I put in and a lot of people telling me I'm not going to make it."
Green realizes this is just a start, but is thankful Cincinnati took a shot.
"I'm checking out their background," he said. "The coach already came down and I've called him and told him I'm doing as much as I can to get my grades right and be eligible. I was immature my first two years and he saw my progress report and saw how I'm doing now. He thought I'm the perfect fit for their school."
Green is hearing the most right now from Cincinnati, Florida, North Carolina, UCF and South Florida, but claims many others are also interested.
Does he like anybody?
"To tell you the truth, I'm not even thinking about that," he said. "I'm concerned about my grades getting up. I can't be eligible without that I can't go anywhere. I'm trying to get my grades up."
Green had a big junior year earning first team all-district as a running back and athlete and added first team all-conference honors after posting 89 carries for 919-yards rushing and 17 touchdowns.
"I'm not a slashy guy, I'm a big hitter that comes through in crunch time. It takes more than one man to bring me down and I dodge defenders and have enough quickness to get to the outside."
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