Ohio State caps a big week for SPC's Ryan Green

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Mon. January 9, 2012 | John C. Cotey | Email

Ohio State caps a big week for SPC's Ryan Green

Ryan Green didn't know USF would be offering early last week. Miami's Al Golden surprised him at school on Friday. UCF offered him the next day, giving him a sweep of the biggest colleges in the state.

And Sunday night, new Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer surprised him with a call, and another offer.

Green's recruiting has now officially taken off and is in full flight; you can add the Buckeyes to a list of offers he has received that includes Virginia Tech, Florida, FSU and Notre Dame, to name a few.

"I knew my time would  come eventually,'' Green said. "I just kept working hard.''

Green, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound speedster, ran for more than 1,171 yards last season, averaging just over 8 yards a carry behind a young, and often overmatched offensive line. He rushed for 15 touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and and returned kicks for three other scores.

He competed recently in the Under Armour combine in Orlando and was named one of the top players there by a host of recruiting analysts, thanks to a 4.45 time in the 40 and showing off his athletic prowess in the jumps.

Green said he doesn't plan on going to many combines in the offseason, instead choosing to focus on the school camps. 

As for any more surprises coming his way, he said he wouldn't mind an offer from Alabama or LSU, schools that have shown interest and are participants in tonight's BCS national championship.

"That would be awesome,'' Green said. "But really, I'm just thankful for anybody who offers."

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