Brandon Green, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver from Robeson High School in Chicago (Ill.) says he has 11 scholarship offers and is nowhere near narrowing down his favorites.
"I'll probably begin to narrow it down during the season," Green said. "I'm not gonna take any visits until after my season is over. I don't plan on committing early."
Although he denies a leader, some of his favorites include Iowa, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. All five have offered him. "I don't really even have a top five yet," he said. "These are just the schools that I've already been to."
In fact, he attended junior days at all of them except Illinois. "Illinois is only one and a half hours from my house," Green said. "I'd rather stay close. I don't want to be more than seven to eight hours away from my house. Minnesota is probably as far as I'd like to go.
"I really like Illinois because I'm comfortable around there. I've been to the campus a lot and know the coaches pretty well already.
Some of the other schools that have offered him are Northwestern, Purdue, Eastern Michigan, Colorado and Michigan State. "I'd like to play early and go where they pass the ball a lot," Green said. "I really want to check out as many schools as I can. There's still a lot of places I haven't been to and I want to make sure I do a lot of research before I commit."
One of the schools he has already been to was Minnesota. "They have really nice facilities," Green said. "Everything there is top of the line. Also, I love the coaches. They have a great energy and know how to have fun. They work hard on the field, but have fun off the field too.
"I like Iowa too," he said. "It's a nice little town and they have great fan appreciation. They run a good offense too and pass the ball a lot."
Green says he finished his junior season with approximately 50 receptions, 1200 total yards and 21 touchdowns. He benches 225 pounds and runs the forty in 4.55 seconds.
"I can catch the ball well and I practice hard every day," Green said. "I just get to it. I have good hands and keep my eyes on the ball, but I still want to improve my route-running."
He reports a 2.7 core GPA and hasn't scheduled the SAT or ACT yet.