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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Green has eye-opening official to FSU

By Corey Long

ESPN 150 running back Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Pete Catholic) has been committed to Florida State since June, but with all the coaching changes in Tallahassee the 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior wanted to take his official visit this weekend and make sure FSU was the place for him.

According to Ryan’s father, Vader Green, it’s all over now. Green will be signing with Florida State in less than two weeks. The four-star prospect will not take more visits.

“Ryan saw what he needed to see and he said it was time to shut things down,” his dad said. “There have been a lot of coaching changes in Tallahassee but we always said that if Jimbo Fisher was here and Ryan was his guy we were solid.

“And Coach Fisher stated it again; he said Ryan is his guy and had been his guy from the beginning.”

And with that, Ryan Green went from being recruited to being a recruiter. He focused much of his attention this weekend on five-star linebacker Matthew Thomas.

“Ryan and Matthew talked quite a bit and they seemed to hit it off,” Vader Green added. “ I know he’s a big target for FSU so I hope they are able to land him.”

Green said that his son also spent a lot of time with safety Karlos Williams.

“They talked about their experiences especially their time at the Under Armour Game,” Green said. “Karlos had a touchdown in that game a few years ago and they talked about the competition and everything. It was a nice time.”