Green's Going Places

Nigel Green

Nigel Green had a nonstop weekend on Saturday and Sunday. First, he qualified for the Mississippi Class 6A state track meet. Then, he sped east to Alabama to compete in the Badger 7-on-7 event. Read further to get the details, including which programs could be close to offering the DB a scholarship.

"I missed the first day of the Badger 7-on-7," said Team Mississippi DB Nigel Green (Northwest Rankin HS). "On Saturday, the team went 3-1, but I wasn't there due to a track meet.

"I qualified for state in the triple jump. I jumped 45-4 and finished second. The guy who won beat me by one centimeter. I'm shooting for at least 46 feet at the state meet. I expect I'll get the adrenalin pumping against the competition at state. I might also run on a couple of relay teams."

On Sunday morning, Green took the field with his fellow Team Mississippi players for their final two games of the tourney.

"We beat Louisiana, but got eliminated by Memphis," he said. "We qualified for nationals, which I believe are in July.

"I felt like I did really good. I only got beat deep once (by LSU commit Travin Dural). I didn't think he was going to be able to make the catch on that play, but he did. They had another really good player who had a mohawk (Lutcher WR Dorian Semien). My teammate, Jaborian McKenzie, did really well on both offense and defense."

Green is still waiting on his first offer, but that could come soon.

"We're already into spring football training," he said. "Ole Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, and Northwestern State are some of the schools that have come to watch us practice.

"Coach Reed Stringer is recruiting me for Louisiana-Lafayette. He sends me a lot of hand-written letters. Their head coach (Mark Hudspeth) has invited me to their summer camp.

"Practice is going really well. I've been hitting our running backs surprisingly hard. I'm still sore today (Sunday) from practice last week. I'll still be out there hitting hard tomorrow, though. I love football."

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