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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Talented 2014 ATH talks dream school

By Radi Nabulsi

There are a lot of fast football players in Georgia, but not so many who are both fast and elusive. Burke County (Ga.) High School has one such talent.

What multipurpose athlete Donquell Green lacks in size -- much like South Carolina’s Ace Sanders -- the 5-foot-9, 160-pound junior makes up for in his uncanny ability to be somewhere else when tacklers reach for him.

The talented speedster led Burke County to the Georgia Class AAAA quarterfinals this past season by driving defenses crazy from the different spots in the backfield and as a receiver. North Carolina has already offered Green, but his dream offer has yet to come.

There is a reason his nickname is “Gator.”

“Back when I was little I had a little league team and my coach asked me who was my favorite college football team,” Green said. “I said the Florida Gators. Ever since then, that is what everyone has been calling me.”

Green went to Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp last summer.

“It was amazing -- big dream school for me,” Green said. “I got to meet a lot of people ... It was very special to me.”

He admits that an offer from Florida would put the Gators at the top of his list.

“It would be like a dream come true,” Green said.

Green -- who claims a 4.45 40-yard dash time -- thinks his next offer will likely come from Tennessee.

“I really like them,” Green said. “I like the people up there.”

More schools could also wind up offering the Class of 2014 athlete.

“I am hearing from Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi -- a lot of big schools,” Green said.