College Football Recruiting: 5-Star Derrick Green Has "Great Visit" to Auburn

Jeff JonesCorrespondent IIAugust 20, 2012

Derrick Green (courtesy of Twitter)
Derrick Green (courtesy of Twitter)

Derrick Green, the 5-star running back and No. 12 player in the nation, visited Auburn for the second time on Saturday afternoon.

Green’s first visit took place on July 21. Both he and his family left the Plains by saying they had “that feeling” about the SEC West program (via Rivals).

His most recent visit came nearly a month later, and reports (via indicate that Green left Auburn on Sunday afternoon with “that feeling” once again. 

Along with the Auburn coaching staff, Tiger commits Cameron Toney and Reuben Foster found time to show Green around Auburn’s campus during his unofficial visit. Toney even went as far as to tweet a picture of him posing with the talented RB.

Not to be outdone, Green posted a picture of his own on Twitter in which he is wearing an Auburn jersey and holding the Heisman Trophy.

Green recently released a short list of Auburn, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. However, after what he calls “a great visit” (via to the Plains, this list may become significantly shorter—very soon.

Bryan Matthews of reports that Green plans to “go home and talk things over with his family and coaches about narrowing down the list.”

The powerful back pledged to take official visits to both Auburn and Michigan in 2012, and reports of a recent trip to Georgia means the Bulldogs have a chance to sneak onto his short list as well.

Auburn and Michigan each have one running back committed in the class of 2013 in Jordan Wilkins and DeVeon Smith, respectively. Auburn is also a top contender for Greg Bryant, who is the nation’s 28th-ranked player and fourth-best running back.

Derrick Green rushed for 1,493 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011, his junior season.


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