Robby Green, the 6-foot, 170-pound four-star cornerback from John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La., has over 25 scholarship offers, many from the major programs in the country. Green denies a favorite and says he's still trying to narrow down his list to a manageable number.
"I'll try to narrow things down to a definite 10 or so by the start of my season," Green said. "I'll just take it from there."
Although he denies a leader, when pressed Green admitted that he's considering Alabama, LSU, USC, Florida, Arizona State, Michigan and West Virginia the most. "There's no real leader or anything, but I guess those are the schools I'm looking at the hardest."
Green, ranked No. 54 in the Southeast by Scout.com and also named the nation's No. 13 cornerback, already attended camps at Alabama, LSU and USC and hopes to visit Arizona State unofficially this month. "I'm hoping to get out there next week," he said. "We don’t start school for two more weeks, so I've got some time left. I like Arizona State because they are a young team that is up-and-coming. It'll take them some time to rebuild, but I could probably go there and make an impact.
"I'm really looking for a school that is on the move and either already a contender or on their way to being a contender," he said. "I'll be checking out the academics too because education is important. I also want to get a feel for the college game early and want to go somewhere I'll be able to play. I don't have to start right away, but I'd at least like a shot to get on the field."
Having already visited Alabama, LSU and USC, Green says he may reserve his official visits to programs he hasn't seen yet. "I've been to Alabama and LSU a lot, so I'm thinking I might take my visits to schools like Florida or Tennessee or Penn State or West Virginia or Arizona State," Green said. "I haven't been to any of them yet.
"I'm especially interested to see how Florida does this year. They are defending champions and have a pretty good team, so it'll be interesting to see if (quarterback) Tim Tebow can live up to all the expectations.
"It'll also be interesting to see how Michigan does this year too," he said. "They have a great team every year and should have a big season again. I know everyone expects a lot from them. The Ohio State game is going to be big."
Two programs that Green has his own high expectations for are USC and LSU. "I think those two teams will be playing in the national championship," he said. "That's not going to affect my decision and I'll definitely be neutral during that game. I'm a fan of both teams and if they are to play each other, may the better team win. USC is pretty loaded, so they are kind of expected to do well every year, but LSU has a great team too."
Despite the Tigers being his home-state team, Green says that does not give them any kind of advantage. "I guess a lot of people around here would like me to stay in state, but I'll do what's best for me. I can't think about that kind of stuff."
Green also feels strongly about Alabama. "I think they're gonna surprise a lot of people this season," he said. "The coaches are so good that they'll probably win a few games just by that. They are an up and coming program for sure."
Other schools that have offered Green are Mississippi, Tennessee, Penn State, Oklahoma and Clemson, among others.
He reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 17 ACT, which he is retaking.