Scouting Report, Highlights and Predictions for 5-Star DL Rasheem Green
Rasheem Green is among the best players in the 2015 class. He is an athletic defensive lineman who can play both end and tackle.
Many schools from all over the country covet Green, but the California native doesn't seem likely to venture too far from the Golden State. Green has a bright future ahead of him, as he could be dominant in college.
He warrants a closer look.
Who Is Rasheem Green?
Green is a talented recruit who hails from powerhouse Serra High School in Los Angeles. As a junior, he won Mission League MVP as a defensive lineman.
He has been invited to The Opening next month, according to 247Sports. Look for Green to have his pick of postseason All-Star Games to play in this winter.
Rasheem Green's Scouting Report: Strengths
Listed at 6'5" and 275 pounds, Green likely weighs more than that. However, he still has a frame that appears capable of adding even more bulk.
The foundation of Green's game is athleticism and quickness. Many offensive linemen are shocked at how well the California native can move and how quickly he does. Green can jump on top of blockers at the snap, but he also has the strength to anchor at the point of attack.
When he plays with leverage, Green is capable of walking an opponent deep into the backfield. He flashes quick hands to shed blocks, plus his short-area quickness in pursuit allows him to surge to ball-carriers in an impressive manner.
Green has played a good portion of his high schools snaps at defensive end, but his future is inside at defensive tackle.
Rasheem Green's Scouting Report: Weaknesses
Most of Green's weaknesses have to deal with his lack of good technique. He needs to be more consistent at playing with leverage in the trenches, but it's his hand usage that needs work.
Green needs to become more active with his mitts, plus he also must develop a more versatile pass-rushing plan. The California native's ability to set up blockers plays ahead will be imperative in his development as a pass-rusher.
Junior Highlights of Rasheem Green
Here are some highlights of Green showcasing his skills during the 2013 season. He displays a good blend of power and athleticism throughout the clip. Green also shows why it is believed his ceiling is extremely high.
Additional Highlights of Rasheem Green
This clip shows Green exhibiting his ability to get to the quarterback as well as dance down the line to stop the run. He's an agile defensive lineman with terrific balance and quickness.
If he works at his craft, Green has a chance to be special at the next level.
Green's recruitment will come down to USC vs. UCLA. It's tough to confidently predict where he will sign, but look for the Bruins to win a tough battle.
There's questions on whether Green will be ready to contribute significantly as a true freshman, no matter which school he picks. However, he eventually will develop into an all-conference defensive tackle in a few years.
Green told the following to Adam Gorney of Rivals.com (subscription required) on June 6:
I would say (most comfortable with) the UCLA coaching staff. I've known both coaching staffs but I feel like I have a better relationship with the UCLA staff...I hear it all the time from my friends. They all tell me 'Fight On.' Serra is like the pipeline to USC.
All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' composite rankings.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.