Oregon in 5-Star DT Green’s Top 4

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Who weighs 275 pounds, stand 6’5″ tall, and makes Oregon fans blush? That would be 5-Star defensive tackle and Oregon recruit from Gardena, California, Rasheem Green. This hulking defender from Junipero Serra High School has made waves around the country, cannonballing the recruiting pool with a 247 Sports Composite ranking of 15th nationally, 3rd in his position group (DT), and the 5th highest prospect from California, according to 247Sports.com.

Green has received an offer from defensive coordinator Don Pellum and defensive line coach Ron Aiken, and would be a feather in the cap for the Ducks’ 2015 recruiting class. Green has visited Eugene twice this year and has Oregon listed in his Top 4 as of December 16th, according to his Twitter page (below).

Should Green choose the Ducks in 2015, the SoCal behemoth would be an excellent addition to an already stout and experienced Oregon defensive line, surrounding himself with the likes of talented senior defensive linemen DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Tui Talia and Alex Balducci. Green meets all the requisites of an ideal Oregon defensive frontman: tall, big, and fast, adding a hot 4.80 second 40-yard dash to his already intimidating build.

Despite a season ending knee injury, Rasheem Green remains at the top of recruiting lists as one the nations best defensive tackles.

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Despite a season-ending knee injury, Rasheem Green remains at the top of recruiting lists as one of the best defensive tackles in the nation.

But just as the great Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu recently suffered a season ending knee injury, so too has Green. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection went down with a torn meniscus in Junipero Serra’s regular season finale against Loyola High School in early November.

“I can walk around on crutches. It messed up my plans. I was going to take the rest of my visits, but (the injury) kind of killed it. I might take visits in January or next month when I can walk,” Green told Andrew Nemec of The Oregonian.

The injury will keep Green out of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in January and halts the remainder of his scheduled visits to schools offering scholarships, an unexpected boon for Oregon who has already made Green’s unofficial list of final favorites.

“That [Oregon visit] was the best one I’ve been on so far. I like the coaching staff up there — just the way they do things up at Oregon. The best I’ve seen — the facilities and what they have to offer,” Green told The Oregonian.

While Junipero Serra High School has recently provided USC with stars such as Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, the Ducks have successfully lured top-notch kids from all position groups, and an addition of Green’s caliber would serve as another strong testament of a well-rounded Oregon football program.

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Jordan Ingram

Jordan Ingram

My name is Jordan Ingram and I am currently a student at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. I am a proud Oregonian with an insatiable thirst for Oregon athletics. I am in hot pursuit of my dream career as beat writer for anything that goes “Quack.” Follow me on Twitter : @jpingram3

  • Anthony Joseph Gomes

    ron aiken has proved to be not only a very good defensive line coach but a very good recruiter. what i really wish is that ron aiken could go out and find us some linebackers :o).

  • MAITAIDUCK

    Would certainly be nice along with his Teammate Houston! Seriously though I doubt Oregon gets either and why they think SC is the Cats pajamas I cannot understand with SARKISIAN as the Coach. It would certainly be nice for Oregon too actually win it all for once.