Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Derrick Green Update

Four-star running back Derrick Green is coming off of a good official visit to the Auburn Tigers, and the Oregon Ducks target made a change to his list of leaders. Green eliminated the lone in-state school in his top six in the Virginia Tech Hokies, and he replaced them with the Miami Hurricanes. One of the reasons is likely because Green values schools who are known for putting players into the NFL.


The 6’0″, 200 pound Hermitage High power back rescheduled his official visit until after the season, so he will not be watching Oregon take on Stanford this weekend. The other schools in Green’s top six are Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Michigan. The top 50 2013 prospect has his official visit to Ole Miss scheduled in two weeks. It is unclear if he will reschedule that trip as well, because it was his final official visit. Green will also be taking an official to Miami.

Derrick Green likes schools that have a good fan atmosphere, and that was a sentiment he echoed after his trip to Auburn. Green should love the atmosphere at Autzen, so that will be a key selling point for Chip Kelly and the Ducks staff (assumingGreen is able to visit during a game). If you remember, Green took his official visit to Ann Arbor when the Wolverines topped the Michigan State Spartans, and he enjoyed the atmosphere over there as well.

The visit will be crucial for Oregon in gaining momentum in his recruitment, because it looks like Auburn and Michigan are the two most likely landing spots for the elite power back who can also run a sub-4.6 forty. Green is one of the top three running backs in the country and one of the top two recruits in the state of Virginia, and he would be a different kind of elite catch at the running back position for the Oregon Ducks.

The US Army All-American Bowl selection ran for nearly 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns last season for Hermitage, and everything is wide open for the elite back. However, most recruiting analysts have Michigan as their pick. Things can change quickly, and the rescheduled visit after the season is going to be key for the Ducks.

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