Brandon Green, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound three-star wide receiver from Robeson High School in Chicago, Ill., has already scheduled an official visit to Minnesota for Sept. 29, but says he's still very open.
"I haven't narrowed it down yet," Green said. "I probably won't start doing that until the season. I want to check out the rosters and see how quickly I'd be able to get on the field. I don't think I'll have a top five until the end of the season."
Despite denying a top five, Green says he's also considering setting up official visits to Illinois, Northwestern, West Virginia and Iowa. All of his favorites have offered and he says he has around 13 total scholarship offers.
"I love the coaching staff at Minnesota," he said. "It's an up-and-coming program and it's a great place to be at. Every one is really nice and the new coaches know how to work the players."
Green, ranked No. 41 in the Midwest and No. 53 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com, attended camps at Minnesota and Illinois. "Illinois is also an up-and-coming program," he said. "They are getting a lot of talent right now and are putting together a great team. Coach Ron Zook is doing a great job. They have a great staff overall and everyone really believes they can get to the top."
The only other schools that Green has already visited are Northwestern and Iowa. "Iowa is in a great little town," Green said. "They have great fan support there and I love how they all seem to really care about the team. I also like how the coaches are pretty strict on the field and are all about business."
Green's latest offer was from West Virginia. "I really like their running game," he said. "It really opens up their passing game and they are just a fun team to watch. They have a great offense."
He says the main factor in his decision is going to be the early possibility of playing time.
Green reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 13 ACT, which he plans to retake in September.