Gabe Green threw for over 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns to only two interceptions his junior year while leading his Sacred Heart Griffin team to an undefeated record and a state title. While many would think that would be enough for offers, he had to be patient. That paid off this month when he first two offers came from Northern Illinois and Fordham.
"After waiting a long time and watching other kids get offers -- it felt like forever -- so it was very relieving getting the first one from Fordham and the one from Northern Illinois was also relieving."
Green (6'1, 205) has not visited Fordham, but has kept in close contact with their staff. He has been up to Dekalb to visit with the Huskies, and has enjoyed his time with them thus far.
"I've been up to Northern and the facilities are top of the line. They're great. They have a new indoor stadium and we got to practice in that right before the state championship game. I have a really great relationship with the coaches. Bob Cole, the offensive coordinator is a really smart guy who knows what he's talking about and Coach Carey has been good with everything."
During this spring evaluation period, Green reports throwing in front of coaches from Wyoming, California, Miami (Ohio), Indiana, Penn and Northern Illinois with Western Illinois due in to end the week.
He may camp with several of those schools in June, but his schedule is still up in the air.
"Right now, the only thing I have for sure is Cincinnati. I might go to Iowa, but that would be as a strong safety and I don't know if I'll do that anymore. I'm also doing an elite QB camp at Texas. It's not run by Texas, but it is held at the school."
Once camp season is over, Green can focus on making his decision, and given his completion percentage and turnover ratio, making good decisions is clearly one of his strengths.
"I'm definitely thinking sometime before the season is when I'd like to make it, sometime before August actually."