Green Talks Visit Plans

Green Talks Visit Plans

Gerri Green out of Greenville, Miss., added an offer from Vanderbilt recently. The 4-Star athlete talks about his top schools and where he visits next.

 

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"This summer has gone well," Green said. "I've been to a few camps and combines and did some 7-on-7 camps with my team at MSU, Ole Miss and Vandy. I went to Tennessee's individual camp, but that's the only individual camp I've been to so far this summer."

The 6' 4", 220-pound defensive end got a chance to see Tennessee's campus for the first time.

"The campus is beautiful and the facilities are too. It was nice to see Tennessee because I've been talking to coach (Mark) Elder for a while. I finally got an opportunity to meet all of their staff and see their campus."

What stood out the most about the Vols on the trip?

"I just got the feeling that there's a new vibe and something good is about to happen with their program. Everything is new up there. They're about to make something big happen. Their staff gave me that vibe."

Did the visit meet his expectations for Tennessee?

"It met it. I knew it was a pretty campus and they had really nice facilities up there. It was everything I was expecting it to be like. It was actually bigger than I thought. Meeting all of the coaches was probably the highlight of my trip."

Vanderbilt was the latest program to offer.

"They offered me a week or so ago. They like my versatility. They see me as a defensive end and maybe even tight end. They think I can play on both sides of the ball, but they're recruiting me more for defensive end than anything else."

The No. 24 rated outside linebacker will take in a few more visits this week.

"I'm going to Ole Miss Wednesday, MSU Thursday and Arkansas on Saturday.

What sticks out the most about the Rebels right now?

"Ole Miss gives me that up-and-coming feeling. They're getting a lot of big recruits up there and the previous season I could just see them getting better and better. I just think they're about to do some really big things at Ole Miss. That would be exciting to be a part of. I also get a really good vibe when I'm up there. Every time I'm up there at Ole Miss I'm reminded why they're on the up and up. I just like what they're doing to build that program up and how I feel when I'm on their campus."

Along the same lines, what about MSU?

"I feel like I'm in a big family atmosphere down there. I get a genuine feeling down there and the coaches are cool. I see how they are with their players, and every time I see them in person they act the same way. They act the same to you no matter if they're coaching or recruiting you. They always act the same. Their coaches are very consistent in how they treat everybody."

Another college that continues to stay heavily in the mix is Auburn.

"I got a chance to take a visit to Auburn for their big recruiting weekend. It was a really good visit. I got to meet the rest of their top recruits, and I learned a lot about their school. I really enjoyed myself at Auburn. It wasn't all fun and games because I didn't know much about them and I wanted to see everything. I got a chance to meet and sit down their coaches. I got a lot of questions answered."

What stands out the most about Auburn?

"It was just that I didn't have anything bad to say about Auburn. Everything was positive from their staff to their facilities to the campus. Everything was positive."

What will be the most important factors in Green's decision?

"Most importantly is where I can see myself living for the next four to five years. I want it to be home away from home. If I didn't like the area I wouldn't be happy. I'm also looking at the education side of things. I haven't decided on what I want to major in yet, but I am thinking it will be Business Management or Industrial Engineering. Those two programs they have will be important to me."

Is Green any closer to a decision?

"Not really. I could make one before my season starts, or I could see myself waiting until after my season. If I don't make it before my season starts I'll try and avoid recruiting until my season is over. I don't want it to be a distraction for me. I don't want to be thinking about all of that stuff while I'm playing."




Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com





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