Green Still Receiving SEC Interest

Green Still Receiving SEC Interest

Marcus Green made a name for himself this summer when he set the summer combine and camp 40 yard dash clocks on fire. Green's reputation has proceeded him this season. As a result of his media exposure, opposing defenses are more focused on stopping the fleet footed Green. The staff at North Pontotoc has elected to get a bit more creative with Green.

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"We started out 0-2," said Green of his team's start to the 2014 campaign. "We're on a three game winning streak now.

"We've had some rivalry games the last couple of weeks.

"We've played South Pontotoc and Pontotoc and we won both of those games, so we're 3-2 now."

Green reports he is receiving some added attention from opposing defenses these days, so some adjustments have been made to increase offensive productivity.

"I feel I am having a pretty good season," explained Green. "I don't have the receiving yards that some people expected me to have, but we have other play makers on the team.

"We're spreading it out better this year.

"Some teams have a corner and a safety doubling me over the top, so a lot of my yards are coming on jet sweeps or hand offs in the backfield."

Green has had the chance to get out and attend a pair of college football games this fall as he gets to know the game day atmosphere at two of the schools who have recruited him the hardest.

"I went to see ULM when they played Grambling State and I went to see Mississippi State when they played Troy," said Green. "They had a great atmosphere at ULM.

"They were tailgating and they had a lot of fans there. It was nice down there.

"I got to talk to Coach (Mario) Price and he was the first person I wanted to meet when I got on campus.

"We've become so close over the past few months. It was great to get to see him in person.

"The offense pounded the ball that game because they knew they could run the ball against Grambling.

"Last week they threw the ball 61 times against Wake Forest, so I liked that."

Later that evening, Green and his mother were in Starkville for the Bulldogs impressive win over Troy.

"Mississippi State had a big game against Troy," said Green. "They scored 62 points and that's the most they've scored under Dan Mullen.

"The atmosphere was great. We went down early to tailgate and meet with some friends of my mom.

"The coaches at Mississippi State are telling to be patient with them. I am still in talks with them.

"I am not really waiting around because I am committed to ULM.

"I know I am going to be playing college football somewhere next year."

Once football is over this fall, Green will take to the court and help the Vikings on the hardwood.

Once the spring comes, Green plans to turn his full attention towards weight training and preparing for summer school at his college home.

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