Thursday, July 20, 2006

Number 9

It's not even August yet and Penn State has picked up their ninth commitment from the class of 2007. Stephon Green from John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx has agreed to play football for the Nittany Lions.

A relative unknown as a football prospect (2 stars on both Rivals and Scout), Green was a local track star in his community. At the Bronx PSAL Borough Championship meet, Stephon won both the 100 and 200 meter dashes at times of 10.70 and 22.30 seconds respectively.

Rumor has it that Green attended a Nike camp and performed poorly only running a 4.7 in the 40 yard dash. This may explain why he didn't see much interest from other big name programs. But apparently, message board lore has it that Green ran back to back sub 4.4 40's at another camp which grabbed PSU's attention.

Regardless of his 40 time, his high school rushing stats are mind boggling. On just 64 carries, Green accumulated 767 yards for a whopping 12 ypc. He scored a touchdown on one of every eight carries. He had one kickoff return which he returned 89 yards for a touchdown and recorded one pick on defense.

Green is projected to play defensive back for the Nittany Lions. Welcome aboard, Stephon.


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