December 3, 2007

Green talks UA, recruiting

John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) defensive back Robby Green has taken his time with the recruiting process, opting to wait until after his senior season ends to start taking visits. With John Curtis heading to the state championship game this weekend, Green's recruitment is likely to pick up next week and the four-star corner has a number of schools he still lists as favorites.

"Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, USC, Florida and Tennessee are on my list and maybe Ole Miss. I haven't talked to the anyone since the coaching change so I don't know where that stands," Green said. "I haven't had any in-home visits yet. We have a school policy that none are allowed until after the season. Same thing for visits. I'm going to set them up after our championship game this week.

"All of those school are even until I take my visits. I've had some interesting things happen with some of the coaches and I want to see how those play out and how I feel on my trips."

So far, Alabama has made a strong impression on the 6-foot-0, 175-pound star thanks in large part to the recruiting efforts of assistant coach and Louisiana-native Burton Burns.

"Coach Burns came and saw me at school last week. I have a great relationship with him. I've known him and his family since I was a sophomore and he was at Clemson. He told me I was a priority for them, that they want to add another defensive back and that I was the guy," Green said. "I talked to Coach Nick (Saban) and Coach Kirby (Smart) and they told me I was one of only three defensive backs they offered. That means a lot to me. Especially with Coach Saban having the reputation he has with my position. That stands out to me and is a great honor.

"Alabama is in good standing with me. Coach Saban and his staff are on point. They've done a great job and I really like what they have to offer. I love that they are straight-forward and aren't going to jerk me around."

The home state Bengal Tigers of LSU are also a major player for Green's services.

"I've been to LSU several times and for me it's the home school. I could do worse things than go there. They have a great program and I've got friends that are there already," Green said. "I love the support the team gets from the people around the program and with the academics, there is a lot to like.

"I still want to see what happens with Coach (Les) Miles when all is said and done. That caught me a little off guard but I like him and what he has done while he is there."

Green is the nation's No. 16 cornerback according to Rivals.com and is the No. 8 overall prospect from the state of Louisiana.

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