Fitzgerald Was Green's Draw To Northwestern

Fitzgerald Was Green's Draw To Northwestern

As signing day comes to a close, we are taking a look at each one of the recruits that signed a letter of intent to play for Northwestern in 2011.

One of the possible "forgotten" recruits of this class could be Trevyon Green (Rockwall HS, Texas), a running back prospect who made his commitment in early August, just before his senior season started.

"I feel really good to get it done officially," Green said. "I am very humbled and blessed to have an opportunity to compete."

Even though Green made his pledge early and there was some doubt if he was solid in his commitment to Northwestern, Green said he never wavered.

"I didn't really look at anyone else (after committing)," Green said. "Fitz is a really good guy and that's the reason I really made the commitment. Because of the excitement he showed for the direction the program is going."

Green made his first trip to the Northwestern campus on the first weekend in December, making a visit along with fellow NU commits Shane Mertz, Zack Oliver and others.

It only took Green a couple of days after getting an offer from Northwestern to make a verbal commitment to the Wildcats. For the 5-10 running back, the decision was easy.

"It's just a really nice campus," Green said. "Everyone on the team is really and it really was easy to bond with them."

The future of Northwestern football looks bright because of the direction it has headed in the last couple of years. Green has taken notice and given him and his new teammates a lofty goal.

"Hopefully we'll get a Big 10 championship," he said. "Fitz always talked about that, so that's what we'll be pushing for. I'm just going to go in and work hard to get on the field as early as possible."

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