Nation's No. 1 RB loves Clemson offense


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The nation’s top-rated running back is fascinated with sports psychology, and even the psychology that revolves around major college football recruiting.


With that in mind, Richmond (Va.) Hermitage’s Derrick Green Derrick Green
Running Back
6-0, 215
Richmond, VA

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says that academics are going to play a huge role in the school he chooses to attend.


The 5-star prospect is a solid 6-0, 215-pounder that has been clocked at 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a mixture of size, strength and speed that has led to him being rated as the nation’s top running back by Rivals. It has also led to 31 scholarship offers from all of the major programs.


Green has long had Clemson as one of his top schools, and he said he was pleased to see the Tigers pick up a bevy of talented defensive players last week.


“I don’t really pay that much attention to recruiting,” Green told TigerNet this week. “I saw where Clemson picked up Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Loganville, GA

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and that’s great, but I wonder more about why a player picks a particular school. For me, when I pick a school, it is going to be about how I feel and my relationship with the coaches, the academics and the depth chart. That is what I am looking for.”


Green said that the depth chart will play a factor in his school choice, and he understands the challenges Clemson will face following the graduation of Andre Ellington after this season.


“I know I want to come out as a freshman and start,” he said. “I know what happened with Mike [Bellamy] there, and I know I have a good chance to start if I choose Clemson. That is one thing the coaches are always telling me, that they could see me playing right away if I came there.”


Green told TigerNet that he loves the style of offense that offensive coordinator Chad Morris runs.


“I like all of the different things they do,” he said. “They try and get the running back the ball in different ways, and they don’t run just one style. There are a lot of things I like about that offense.”


Green said he hears from Morris and running backs coach Tony Elliott on a consistent basis.


“I hear from Coach Morris and Coach Elliott a lot,” he said. “Coach Elliott is my position coach, and we talk about everything, not just football. Coach Morris, he talks about the different ways they run their running game, and how he sees me fitting into their offense. He says he needs a big back like I am.”


He said he loves the Clemson campus and his relationship with the coaching staff, and feels like the Tigers are still one of his top schools. However, he wants to take more visits in the fall before making a decision after the season is over.



In the meantime, he is chasing down his dream of majoring in psychology.


“Everybody is still equal,” he said. “I don’t have a top three or anything like that right now. At Clemson, I have a great relationship with the coaches, I love the atmosphere and the academics. My mother majored in psychology, and I took a psychology course this year. I am very interested in that.”


As a junior, he rushed for over 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.


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Front Page Story: Nation's No. 1 RB loves Clemson offense
Crump®
WOW! Smart young man there!
89tigergrad
he can catch a ride down with o'daniel and fuller...
deadsolidperfect
Re: WOW! Smart young man there!
MAustin1286
Wow, 31 offers; we're probably in his top 30***
BigAl31®
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 1 RB loves Clemson offense
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 1 RB loves Clemson offense
cu1981fans
I'm glad to hear...***
CaseyKasey®
Sign with us. Start. And he will have 100's
89tigergrad
This article is a huge TEASE
tigrrfan
Re: who is the db that ran him down when it first started?
peanut
Cross cut
CaseyKasey®
Sorry, but that highlight reel isn't very impressive.
Clemsnman®
I thought the same thing........
jch81
Here is Dye, you be the judge
jch81
We need the one that doesn't fumble the ball!!!
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: Here is Dye, you be the judge
CU13®
Re: Here is Dye, you be the judge
tmac9wr
Re: who is the db that ran him down when it first started?
89grad
He's so well spoken.***
deleted
Another number one real them in Dabo.***
TaylorTiger
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 1 RB loves Clemson offense
raginranger®
MAN!!
Prime T. Tiger
Possible Psychology major makes a Freudian Slip!?!?!?
bigb1368
want***
DeathValley1981
Dye and Green
rlwinfield
Can we afford to take 3 RB's in this class, with such
89tigergrad
YES! Original # for this class was tighter than it is now. L
designtiger®
Re: YES! Original # for this class was tighter than it is now. L
jerseytiger1980
Hopefully...its GREEN.***
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 1 RB loves Clemson offense
Tall_Tiger_Two
I think Dye is a little shiftier where Green.....
jch81
We have had enough shifty stile agility backs lately.
ALL IN Tiger 888
Yeah I thought of that too.
jch81
I just realized I spelled "style" with an "i" in my post
ALL IN Tiger 888
VERY happy to see Derrick Green's face back up on
designtiger®
Re: VERY happy to see Derrick Green's face back up on
des40
I was thinking Trent Richardson
ALL IN Tiger 888
Re: I was thinking Trent Richardson
94TigerRG
We don't need a 230 lb back tap dancing when needing to hit
jcope
Please leave photo up all weekend***
designtiger®
Is that a tiger stripe in his hair?***
cu1981fans
Would "experts" give us any credit by signing two #1's??
coachmac
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Splode
That Orange Stripe
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