Other big-name programs that sought Green's services included Auburn and Tennessee, but the 6'0", 220-pound star from Hermitage High School in Richmond, Virginia -- ranked number one at his position by Rivals.com -- chose the Wolverines, for whom he may be able to contribute immediately, due to the injury that incumbent Fitzgerald Toussaint suffered late in the 2012 season. The fleet ball carrier runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, and his speed will help replace that of Denard Robinson, whose U-M career ended at the Outback Bowl against South Carolina on New Year's Day.
In an article published to ESPN.com, Green is quoted in part as saying "He's the best coach I've met so far" in reference to Maize and Blue sideline boss Brady Hoke. National Signing Day for high school athletes is February 6, when Green's commitment becomes official, and as of this writing, Scout.com has Michigan's 2013 recruiting class ranked first in the nation.
Learn more about Green in articles published to the Detroit Free Press and the Bleacher Report. Stay current with U-M football on the school's official athletic website, MGoBlue.com, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.