TAMPA, Fl. – Out of every sophomore wide receiver in the country, perhaps no one had as good of a past week as Daquon Green. Picking up offers from five different programs last week, Green’s recruitment is taking a decidedly national turn.
“[Offers] have been coming in good,” Green said. “A lot of them have been coming in lately.”
“In the past week it’s been Virginia Tech, Idaho, UCF, North Carolina and [on Monday] it was Georgia. It feels great to let you know that all these schools are coming at you real hard. They want me to come to their program and make something happen. They know that I am a good fit and that makes things a lot better in their eyes.”
Out of Tampa Bay Tech, Green is a four-star prospect on 247sports.com, ranked as the No. 31 wide receiver in the 2017 recruiting class. This fruitful week gives Green a total of 13 offers so far, but one school is standing out from a frequency of contact standpoint.
“The one I hear from the most so far is Virginia Tech,” Green said. “They’ve been coming at me pretty hard. They tell me it’s a really good environment school-wise. The education is where you want to go.”
Green’s most recent offer comes from the Georgia Bulldogs, a powerhouse college program in his neck of the woods that has recruited the talented wideout for over a year.
“Coach Mac,” Green said of his primary recruiter, wide receiver coach Bryan McClendon. “Freshman year coming into my sophomore year in the spring he had come through and I had talked to him a little bit. Then a few weeks ago he came back again and he remembered me because we had talked. He said I should be getting some good news real soon, so I knew that it was coming.”
What stands out to Green is that this offer comes from the SEC, where he says, “most of the competition is.”
“I probably see myself more close to the SEC,” Green said. “But also I like the Big Ten because all those schools have those type of play styles where the receivers get the ball a lot, so I’m kind of leaning that way too. I’m basically in the middle.”
Right now, Green does not hold an offer from any Big Ten team, but he looks to change that soon.
“Later in the summer there is a camp I’m going to where all the Big Ten schools are going to,” Green said. “So I’m going to find out a lot more there.”
Green is hoping to find out more from two programs specifically—Michigan and Ohio State—and looking for an offer.
“That’s what I’m really wishing for,” Green said. “They’re heavy-hitters.”
Over the summer, Green is planning on visiting a handful of schools in pursuit of the 6’1”, 183-pound wide receiver.
“Right now, I’m planning on going to Georgia, Florida State, Clemson, Florida, and then I need to find out my fifth school,” Green said.
In terms of his playing style, Green says he often uses his football-IQ to run crafty routes.
“In my opinion, I think I am more of a possession type receiver,” Green said. “Like in coverages on the field, everything is broken down in my head easier to know where the open spots are at in coverages so I can get the ball thrown there.”