Derrick Green has a top six that includes the Oregon Ducks. Could the USC Trojans somehow enter the recruiting battle in the 11th hour?
Nothing has really changed with regards to the recruitment of Derrick Green yet. Green is considered the top running back in the country, and he still his leaving his recruitment wide open.
The Richmond prospect currently has a top six that includes the Auburn Tigers, Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon Ducks and Tennessee Volunteers. Green denies that he's down to two schools, leaving the door ajar for Oregon to walk through and get a chance. It's hard not to imagine a better one-two running back combination in the country than Green and Thomas Tyner, and it would go a long way to replacing the production that'll be lost by the departure of Kenjon Barner.
But could Green still have others out there courting him? Mike Farrell of Rivals has this report where he believes USC could very well go after the tailback.
Green and fellow POY candidate Su'a Cravens bonded during the three-day tour and Cravens put a bug in the ear of USC running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu. Polamalu has since reached out to Green to gauge interest in a visit.
Green is certainly interested and is not concerned about competition, but we will see if this is just a fleeting notion or has some legs soon enough.
USC already has Justin Davis and Ty Isaac currently committed as running backs, but it looks like they'll try and enter the fray late to land the best possible prospect available. Is it worth going after Green at the expense of alienating Isaac and Davis? We're a long way from knowing for sure, but it appears Kiffin and Polamalu are going all in here.