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Aaron Green returning home

4/30/2012

A former standout Texas running back is transferring and wants to come home.

Nebraska sophomore running back Aaron Green announced his plans to transfer on Sunday night and is already considering at least five schools near his home state: TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Houston.

The San Antonio Madison star was the No. 11 recruit on the ESPN 150 and ranked No. 3 among running backs in the class of 2011. He chose Nebraska over Florida State, Texas and Cal.

According to two sources close to the situation, TCU is considered the leader to land Green. He’s seeking a school closer to home and an offensive scheme that better suits his talents.

Though Texas does have permission to contact Green, he is not seriously considering UT right now due to the Longhorns’ strong depth at running back with Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron, Johnathan Gray

, Jeremy Hills and 2013 commit Kyle Hicks.

San Antonio Madison coach Jim Streety told HornsNation he didn't expect Green to transfer but he isn't surprised by the move.

"Aaron was just here on their spring break, and when I talked to him he seemed to be real happy," Streety said. "But if he wanted to be closer to home, that doesn't surprised me necessarily. If a guy wants to be close to home, he needs to get closer to home."

One of the biggest draws of playing for the Huskers was the fact Green's brother, Andrew, is a junior cornerback on the team.

"Andrew has never had those issues with playing closer to home there, but I think Aaron probably did from the get-go," Streety said. "But I also always got the impression he wanted to be at the same place as his brother."

Green finished with nearly 5,000 yards during his career at Madison and was considered the No. 2 back in the state his senior year behind Brown. In his only season with the Huskers, he ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.

In other transfer news, former Oregon running back Tra Carson announced on Saturday he plans to enroll at Texas A&M. The Texarkana, Texas, native and Liberty-Eylau alum ran for 254 yards as a true freshman for the Ducks last fall.