Had a coach tell me, regarding Green, to pay zero attention to stars or rankings. That they had vetted him and "this kid is the real deal. There is a reason Bama and Ohio St. and the others were all over him."
So I called his high school coach and he said the same thing - said Green will likely be about 305 at Clemson, and while he has weight room strength, he also has "superhuman strength" when he gets on the football field. The coach said they don't attend a lot of combines and camps, and Green is undervalued by the recruiting sites.
He said Clemson won out because there is just a genuine feel when you walk on campus. Story to come.
Some of the other schools seem to be underestimating the intelligence and character of these young men. Not all are out there just to grab $$$. They want to learn--both in the classroom and on the field--and have support from people who genuinely care about them. They see through the phonies.
Bussie would not be recruited by our current coaching staff. When you say he was a “bad” man, that is a pretty accurate and literal description. I have this directly from a member of the strength coaching staff from that era. Bussie was a truly scary individual.
Ajou Ajou is very gifted athletically. His problem is all upstairs. We’ve had a few of those guys come through. If Ajou Ajou decides to take this game seriously he could be a force to be reckoned with. Hope he finds his way at South Florida
Man that is so awesome to hear. If he can feel it then others can too. This class is going to be special. I think the program has been re-energized by missing the playoffs and are on a mission to right this ship. The best is yet to come !