May 9, 2010

DE Green shakes things up

For the past month and a half defensive end Desimon Green has been tweaking his list of favorites as circumstances change.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound prospect from Clairton, Pennsylvania has changed things slightly once again.

In March, Green listed Pitt, Texas Tech and Penn State as his favorites. In April he added West Virginia to his leader board. While he will probably still give the Nittany Lions and Mountaineers a close look, it appears as though those two have dropped down a notch while another school has jumped into their place.

"I know I'm going to be taking official visits to Pitt, Texas Tech and Michigan State," he said. "You could say those are my favorites right now."

This is the first time the Spartans have appeared so high on Green's list and that is especially important considering Green does not plan on taking any more unofficial trips. He will not camp at any schools over the summer either, so official visits may be the next -- and last -- time that Green is able to check schools out in person.

"Michigan State came at me hard this past week," he said. "They just broke it down. They like me at different positions but they told me the quickest way to get on the field for them was at tight end. They're only going to take one tight end in this class and they only took one last year.

"Texas Tech has always been one of my favorites. We talk probably every day just kind of building that relationship. I'm going to have to go down there and check it out.

"Pitt was the first school to offer so they've always got that edge. With them, they've probably showed me more interest than anyone else, right there with Texas Tech."

That means Pitt and Texas Tech have been constants on Green's list since March, while the third spot has fluctuated between a few schools. If Green visits those three officially in the fall or winter he would have two more allotted visits that he could take before ha makes his decision.

In the last week along Green has picked up offers from Michigan State, Illinois and Syracuse, so the recruiting process has been heating up. He said all of the schools that have offered have sent coaches by his school this spring, as have Duke, South Carolina, Rutgers and Penn State.

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