Hum, RB-Aaron Green (San Antonio) will transfer from Nebraska, possible destinations OU, Baylor, Tech, TCU, UH. Credit huskeronline.com— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) April 30, 2012
Green was a high 4* (national top 100 everywhere) RB recruit that committed to Nebraska in the late fall of his senior year because of the presence of his older brother Andrew, now a junior CB for the Huskers. The Green brothers are the sons of Tony Green, a former Baylor letterman, and the nephews of Gary Green, a star DB at Baylor before spending nine years in the NFL. Gary now coaches HS football at Sam Houston in San Antonio, but he was at Madison (where Aaron starred) previously. Baylor recruited both Green brothers out of HS and was close to securing a visit from the younger of the two late in the recruiting process (January of 2011) but couldn't convince him to make the trip. Now that his time at Nebraska has not gone the way he probably expected (he rushed for all of 105 yards on 24 carries in 2011 with 2 TDs), Aaron apparently wants out and is looking closer to home.
This could be a really interesting situation for Baylor in that Green would come in and take his redshirt year while sitting out, exactly like Lache Seastrunk did in 2011, and then have three years to play three. Two years from now a backfield of Seastrunk and Green could be an extremely potent one. A tantalizing prospect, to be sure.
I don't see OU being a real option for him and not because he won't want them. They took a big class in 2012 and already have a fairly stacked RB roster. A RB transferring because of his role probably won't interest them all that much. Gary Patterson at TCU could try to get him just to keep him from everybody else with promises of immediate playing time (after a year sitting out, obviously), and Tech could also make a run by telling him that they're going to go full Power-I like they did all those kids they suckered into signing in 2011. They also recently lost a RB from that 2011 class to a drug charge, I believe. Baylor is the closest school on his list to his home in San Antonio (by about 15 miles over Houston) and the fact that his uncle is there and sending good players our way already could put us in the lead. We'll see if Coach Briles thinks that it is worth it to try. I do.
UPDATE: A Nebraska insider tweeted out a quote from Green's father Tony about his decision.
Tony Green said, "I believe (Aaron) was having a good spring camp, but it was during that time he made the decision (to leave #Huskers)."— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) April 30, 2012