Justin Green, In Ohio for Camp
This won’t be the first time that Kentucky Cornerback
prospect Justin Green visits Ohio to the
campus of Ohio State. He’s been to prior camps and
thinks the facilities are tremendous.
By Steve Patterson
Taking No One for
Being the little
brother of Ohio State alumni defensive tackle Marcus
Green gives Justin Green a leg up on the competition. The nationally Top 100
cornerback will be back at Ohio
State this week for the
senior camp. Getting into the Top 100 requires consistent quality play and
Green has the mindset of taking on each opponent the same. “I basically just
play the game. I don like to show boat, I just like to play the game. I also
don’t take any one lightly when its time to face them. Everyone is an All American
in my mind when I line up to play which forces me to rise to the occasion.”
to sit out his sophomore season at Louisville Male but came back and impressed
everyone as a junior. He told us about coming back after being gone a year. “My
first game of my junior year when I got back on the field was the best part of
the year.” He played running back in addition to cornerback last year and the
Buckeyes see a similar role for him if he commits to play for Jim Tressel in
2009. “I had 31 touchdowns and over 2,000 all purpose yards.” He reported about
his stats when he contacted him this week.
Best Facilities at Ohio State
very high already on the Buckeyes as he has spent a lot of time in Columbus with his brother
Marcus. “Yes I have attended Ohio
State’s summer camp. I
think Ohio State is tremendous program, with a lot
to offer. They have some of the best facilities, if not the best facilities.”
He said about the renovated Woody Hayes facility.
Other schools are recruiting him
heavily and he has made several other visits. “I have visited Miami,
Michigan State, Indiana,
and Western Kentucky. I think they all were
great and top notch programs and have great coaches.”
People Will Make the
thing that will stand out about the college program that Green selects will be
the people. “The people of the program are most important in my mind.” He said.
“I want a place with great people that will help me on and off the field. I
also want a place that is makes me feel at home and comfortable.”
The offer list is very long for the
5’11” 178lbs speedster. “Ohio State, Alabama, Tennessee, Miami(Fl),
Northwestern, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Clemson,
Michigan, Kentucky Illinois, Wake Forrest, Arkansas, Maryland, Western Kentucky,
and Vanderbilt have all shown interest.” He explained to us.
to the people, he wants to see the academic side of the school that he will
eventually attend. “I like, about my favorite schools, that they all have
wonderful academic programs that will help you graduate. I also like the fans
of each college and how they keep up with the sport and make it what it is.
Also I like the tradition each program along with the hard nose coaches.”
Sounds like Green could like Ohio
State very much if he
chooses to become the next Buckeye in the 2009 class.