Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Green has two offers, overcoming injury
By Damon Sayles
Want to know how much Marcus Green (Cedar Hill, Texas/Cedar Hill) works on improving his skills as a defensive back?
Long enough and hard enough for him to get stitches.
Green recently injured his left hand during pressing drills, and the injury required stitches to repair. While it’s far from a broken leg or a torn ACL, Green’s injury is significant in that his hands are everything in pass-coverage situations.
Significant, yet also fast-healing -- fortunate news for Green.
"I was pressing, and the guy I was pressing had jewelry on, and it tore through my skin," Green said. "It's my left hand, and it's close to my ring finger. I needed seven stitches, but I should be back in a week or so."
If anything, Green's injury shows his dedication to his position. It also gives the 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback a certain reputation for toughness that can go far with a player in the secondary. He's already been offered by Ole Miss and Missouri, and Baylor. SMU and UCLA are showing heavy interest.
While Green is wide open with the process, Ole Miss has his attention early, as his high school teammate, wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, signed with the Rebels earlier this month.
"There are a lot of schools I’m looking at and are keeping me on their watch," Green. "It’s all just fun and interesting seeing how everything is going."
Green is hoping to raise his stock in April when he competes in the Nike Football Training Camp in the Dallas area. He wants to show that he's more than just a big cover back with 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash.
"I'm a hard hitter, a go-get-it cornerback," he said. "I'm just looking to get better and find some good competition. That's all I want to do, get better."