August 18, 2012

Top RB leaves impressed



Just over two of weeks ago, Hermitage (Richmond, Va.) running back Derrick Green released a top six of Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, and Oregon.

On Saturday, before visiting on of those top schools, Auburn, Green decided to drop in and visit Georgia for the first part of the day.

The Rivals100 prospect decided to make the trip to Athens because he failed to make a scheduled trip to Athens earlier in the summer because of a travel hiccup.

His first visit to the Classic City, according to Green, was worth the wait.

"It was a great visit! I enjoyed every part of it," said Green in an interview with UGASports via text message on Saturday. "I rate it a 10."

Green's trip to Athens lasted a couple of hours longer than expect, but he spent the majority of his time with two coaches that made quite an impression.

"I spent most of my time with Coach (Bryan) McClendon and Coach (Mark) Richt, the Head Coach," said Green. "The head coach told me he would love for me to be a Bulldog and be a part of the program."

The five-star running back also believes his personality meshes will to those of the Georgia coaches.

"They are all down to earth," he said. "I could definitely tell they were keeping it 100 percent with me all day."

While spending time with the UGA staff, Green also got a closer look at the Bulldogs' depth chart and their need for running backs.

According to the Virginia native, Georgia's depth situation at running back is appealing and early playing time will play an important role in his final decision.

"It factors in it big time because I definitely want to go somewhere where I can get early playing time," said Green. "I like the depth chart (at Georgia) a lot."

Green believes that the Bulldogs' offensive philosophy would be a great fit for him as well.

"I sat down and watched film with the running backs coach, and he showed me how he planned on using me," said Green. "I like that a lot."

Since the star running back submitted a top group of schools that didn't include, do the Bulldogs now have a chance after this visit?

Green says yes, and that the Bulldogs may have put themselves in position to get an official visit.

"They have a very, very high chance," he said. "I'm just going to have to wait and see when I drop my next list."

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