Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Texas CB pumped about Sooners offer
By Bob Przybylo
Oklahoma attempted to go into Cedar Hill (Texas) High for the Class of 2013 with ESPN 150 athlete LaQuvionte Gonzalez.
Despite an early Sooners offer, Gonzalez was simply waiting for a Texas A&M offer and signed with the Aggies.
Oklahoma is the latest school to offer Texas defensive back Marcus Green.
When Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire mentioned future prospects to keep an eye on, 2014 cornerback Marcus Green was one of the first to be named.
It didn’t happen overnight, but the interest in Green is picking up considerably during this spring evaluation period. The Sooners are the latest to offer Green, as defensive coordinator Mike Stoops extended the offer Monday.
“We were going through position drills, and I knew Coach Stoops was going to be there,” Green said. “I was walking back from a drill, and he was watching. He shook my hand (and) said I’ve got the offer.”
Green said he was excited about the offer but couldn’t show it. Because he was in practice, he said the toughest thing he had to do was stay composed. But he couldn’t stop smiling the rest of the practice.
Green, who is 6-foot-1 and 176 pounds, was hoping the offer might come. Stoops visited Cedar Hill two weeks ago and said he would be back during spring practice.
But a lot of coaches will say things like that and not show up. Green had a feeling it might be a good day when he saw Stoops was back.
“He said he liked my size and my height,” Green said. “I’ve talked to him before. My coach said they were interested a while ago and told me I should call Coach Stoops. This offer means a lot because it’s such a top of the line program.”
And it means a lot for OU to get in early with Green because his stock is soaring lately. He has also recently picked up offers from Missouri and Ole Miss, among others.
Green went to junior days at Baylor and SMU and also attended the Nike Football Training Combine event last month in Allen, Texas.
“That was a big deal for me because I got to compete against a lot of the best recruits out there and know that I belong with them,” Green said.
With all the offers rolling in and interest picking up on a daily basis, Green said he is in no rush to make a commitment any time soon but hopes to be ready to decide toward the end of summer before his senior season starts.