Written by EJ Holland
3-star Cedar Hill DB Marcus Green says commitment to Oklahoma is still solid
Marcus Green got a little taste of the types of players he'll be covering at Oklahoma next fall.
The Cedar Hill cornerback took part in one-on-one drills against Texas wide receiver commit Emmanuel Porter at the Quick Twitch camp in Dallas over the weekend and made some nice plays on the ball.
"I felt like I did really good," he said. "It was great to come out here and compete against top guys like Emmanuel. I'm learning a lot from (trainer) Clay Mack, and it was really fun."
Green hopes to get the best of Porter and the rest of the Big 12 in 2014. He committed to Oklahoma in May over offers from Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas Tech and other and says his verbal pledge is still solid.
"It doesn't get any better than Oklahoma. It's best for me as a defensive back, and it's best for me academic wise because I want to major in physical therapy and kinesiology," he said. "There were a lot of schools that were good to me. But Oklahoma was the best fit for me."
A three-star Scout.com prospect, Green credits the Oklahoma coaching staff for making his decision that much easier.
"Coach Mike Stoops is really laid back, and I just feel like we can have a good personal relationship and on-the-field relationship," he said. "He is going to give me what I need to know to succeed at Oklahoma get to the next level.
"Coach Bob Stoops is cool as well. He told me they are thin in the secondary, and they're going to try to get me on the field as soon as possible."
Last year, Green recorded 41 tackles, 16 pass breakups and two interceptions as he helped lead Cedar Hill to the 5A Division II state title game and says the Longhorns are poised for another deep run this season.
"We just have to put in work like we have been this summer," Green said. "We have a lot of unselfish kids so I think we have an opportunity to go back to state and win it this time. We just have to keep focused, and I feel we can get a run for it again."
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