Decision time nears for Hermitage's Green

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Derrick Green is weighing his options when it comes to continuing his football career at the college level.  With his list down to six schools, Green says a decision is coming soon.

The Hermitage senior will leave the program as the school record holder in rushing yards and touchdowns and now looks to become a valuable part of a college program.  Auburn, Ole Miss, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and Oregon are the programs he is considering.

Green has been busy in the final weeks leading up to his decision.  He's been working in the weight room and fine tuning his skills, coaches from the six schools he's considering have been visiting his home, and he's found time to have some fun as well.  Green was up in New York for the Heisman All-American dinner during the Heisman Trophy presentation weekend, and met Heisman winners such as Archie Griffin, Doug Flutie and the newest winner, Johnny Manziel.

While he was heavily evaluated during the recruiting process, now it's Green doing the evaluating.  He's looking for a place that's strong in academics and where he'll be able to play as a freshman.  Green says that Michigan may have gained a slight advantage over schools such as Auburn and Tennessee because of the recent coaching shake-ups and changes for the Tigers and Volunteers, but he's quick to point out that both of those schools are still very much in the mix.

Green isn't sure if he'll wait until National Signing Day to announce his decision, but wherever he goes, he won't be alone.  His family plans on packing up and moving with him.

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