NCF On The Trail: Ryan Green

Green has eye-opening official to FSU 

January, 27, 2013
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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.

Signing day primer: Florida State 

January, 23, 2013
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Who is leaving: Florida State is losing three top-flight defensive ends to the NFL draft this season, led by draft-eligible junior Bjoern Werner. Senior Tank Carradine's stock would have been much higher if not for a late knee injury in the regular season finale against Florida. Brandon Jenkins, who was lost for most of the 2012 season because of a foot injury, will also be heading to the pros.

The offensive line only loses one player, junior Menelik Watson, but it is a big one. He's likely to go in the first couple of rounds and had a major impact for Florida State in just one season.

Xavier Rhodes is the lone corner departing, but it's also a big one. Aside from Rhodes, the secondary will return largely intact.


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Hackenberg, Olsen earn UA Game starts

January, 3, 2013
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Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster

Several FSU commits, targets in ESPN 300 

November, 7, 2012
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At first glance, this year's Florida State recruiting class lacks the star power of the two before it. That isn't to say it is void of quality, though. But Seminoles do have some offensive firepower on the list, notably four-star prospects Ryan Green, Isaiah Jones, and Levonte Whitfield. In the trenches, which has been an area of focus for the Seminoles coaching state in recent cycles, offensive linemen Austin Golson and Ira Denson and defensive end Davin Bellamy have them off to a good start.

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FSU commit Ryan Green's season over 

September, 6, 2012
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Florida State's highest ranked commitment, ESPN 150 running back Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg Catholic), will miss the rest of his senior season due to a shoulder injury, his father, Vader, confirmed.

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AP Photo/Phelan M. EbenhackESPN 150 RB Ryan Green is out for the season, needing shoulder surgery, but might still play in the Under Armour All-America Game.
"We went to see the doctor the today after Ryan had been complaining about some soreness in his shoulder," Green's father explained. "It turns out that he had a little tear and we are going to have surgery Friday."

The labrum tear is of no concern to Green's commitment status as he will be back and healthy soon. Florida State's coaching staff reiterated its commitment to the 2013 tailback -- ranked No. 4 among running backs and No. 34 overall -- as early as this afternoon. Green is the top prospect in Florida State's No. 11-ranked class.

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OL Watch: Gibbons rising in 2014 class 

August, 13, 2012
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Midway through spring practice at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic, tight end Reilly Gibbons decided to make the move to the offensive line. Three months later, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound junior has more than a dozen offers with programs such as Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri, South Florida and North Carolina showing heavy early interest.

For his part, Gibbons said the move wasn't difficult to make and he's happy that the switch was made.

"We really don't throw a lot in the offense so maybe I was getting two balls a game if I were lucky," Gibbons said. "I was blocking from the tight end position for Ryan [Green] anyway so it was a natural transition."

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RB Ryan Green sells FSU at Disney 

July, 28, 2012
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- From highly touted recruit to recruiter and back again, Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg Catholic) is doing just about everything at Champion Gridiron Kings.


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Schools chase FSU pledge Tony Stevens 

July, 28, 2012
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Florida State is quietly putting together one of the more impressive recruiting classes for 2013, including commitments from three very talented wide receivers. Tony Stevens (Orlando, Fla./Evans) has been committed to FSU for five months, and he is excited about the chance to showcase his skills at Champion Gridiron Kings at Walt Disney World.


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Scouts: Ryan Green can do it all 

June, 16, 2012
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The Seminoles continue to reload at the running back position, and with the pick-up of Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./Catholic) they enhance their overall team speed and athleticism. Green is one of the top backs in Florida and nationally when you look at what this play-maker can do in all facets of the position. His speed is striking; this young man has the chance to score every time he touches the ball, and that can come in a variety of ways, which will make him such a valuable asset to Jimbo Fisher’s offense in the future.

Green can hit it inside with great feet, cutback vision and acceleration to get through tight seams. While not a pure power guy -- his one real knock -- he has some pop to his frame to break tackles and run inside. Most dangerous when stretching the ball to the perimeter, he has speed to turn the corner and an impressive second gear to separate, which will translate well in ACC play.

What propelled Green’s move up in our last ranking update was the versatility we saw in updated game film. The future Seminole is a talented receiver with good hands, ball skills and separation skills on option routes and up the seam when working out of the slot or backfield. He can cover as well when deployed on defense and is a threat in the return game.

Those are the traits aside from rushing the ball which make this such a significant pick-up. The Seminoles have a stable of young backs with talent already on the roster, but Green should be able to provide a spark with touches in a variety of ways, which makes us believe he will see early playing time. He should be able to line up at different spots and provide a spark with his premium speed, elusiveness and ball skills. An every-down back is not out of question during his career at FSU but feel he will contribute early in more of change-of-pace or multi-purpose type role until he adds the required size and strength to carry the load.

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ESPN 150 RB Green chooses FSU 

June, 15, 2012
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Under Armour All-American running back Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Pete Catholic) committed to Florida State on Friday night. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior is the Seminoles' 12th commitment in the Class of 2013.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comSpeedy four-star running back Ryan Green is the No. 36 player in the ESPN 150 and the No. 4 running back in the nation.
Green, who chose Florida State over Auburn, Notre Dame, Florida and Clemson, was originally thinking about waiting until National Signing Day to make his decision, but a second trip to FSU for the Jimbo Fisher Camp proved to be difference.

"I knew this was the place I wanted to be," Green said. "I just felt it and I knew if I didn't commit if was going make things more complicated as other schools kept pursuing me."

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USC latest to offer Watch List's Ryan Green 

February, 23, 2012
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USC extended an offer Wednesday afternoon to St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic running back Ryan Green, according to Green's father.

"USC had been in communication with us and stopped by the school once before," Vader Green said Thursday. "We got in touch yesterday afternoon and they said he was one of the best they've seen and extended the offer."

Green said that his son is interested in USC.

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ESPNU 150 Watch List RB Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./Saint Petersburg Catholic) has picked up offers from Florida and Florida State, ESPN's Derek Tyson reports.

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