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Super Sophomore 2015 DL Rasheem Green at a loss for words at USC offer
Coach Ed Orgeron and Coach Tee Martin were quite busy in line at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, CA on Monday, as Super Sophomore 2015 DL Rasheem Green recieved a whopping four offers. Yes folks: that is four offers in ONE day. Green was offered by USC, Washington, Florida and Cal. Add the UCLA offer from a few weeks ago, that brings Green’s count to five offers.
“Im just at a loss for words”, said Green, “This is like a dream come true. I got offered by UCLA a few weeks ago, and now I am offered by USC. USC coaches told me that they would love to have me there. This means so much for me because both are schools close to home. My parents and family could come see me a lot.”
At 6’5″, 260lbs Green posesses explosion at his size, and can move fast on the field. Green grew up playing basketball and learned about proper footwork. The transition from basketball to football was natural at the lineman position. He uses his size, hands and feet to throw opponents off balance, and defeat blocks.
“Rasheem Green is a dominant defensive lineman who plays with great leverage against the run”, said Coach Joshua Dabbs, the Serra High School Defensive Coordinator, “He can defeat any type of block. He has a long frame and is extremely fast and athletic. The sky is the limit with those skill sets”.
Green’s performance at the Nike SPARQ combine a few weeks ago garnered a tweet from the organizers, Torrance, CA based Student Sports: “RASHEEM GREEN BLEW THE DOORS OPEN!”. This translated into a great testing day and camp performance, which gained him a world of attention. A virtual unknown, he catapulted to the top percentile of the over 1,500 attendees.
The 2012 Division II State Champions Serra High School saw the full scope of Green’s capabilities towards the end of last season. Green reports that he had 2 sacks and 28 tackles. “It meant the world to me to be able to play and play in a championship team. I won a Division II State Championship as a Sophomore. That is something most guys dont get to do in their whole 4 years, but I did it as a Sophomore. It was truly special. I look forward to repeating it next year”.