A decade ago Florida State signed Chris Davis from St.
Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic High School. Much has changed in the 10 years since
the former five-star athlete decided to play for the Seminoles, but FSU is back
at the small school in St. Petersburg with its sights on another
Rivals100 offensive skill player.
At 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Ryan Green isn't the biggest back in
the country but he is one of the most heavily recruited. At last check the
speedy back had nearly 40 scholarship offers including an early offer from
Florida State. And from all indications, the Rivals100 back is probably the
'Noles' top running back target.
He is also pretty high on the Seminoles, as well as a school on the west
"Florida State and USC," Green said of his two favorite schools growing up.
"I have family in California so I've always been sort of a California boy. And
my step sister and aunt went to Florida State."
Green plans to sit down with his family in the near future in order to
narrow his list of schools down to five. He cites a handful of factors that he
will consider when making this difficult decision.
"Depth chart and I have to feel comfortable at the school academically,
socially and athletically," explained Green. "And I just want to feel at
This decision will definitely be made with help from his entire family. Green relies heavily on his mother and father in dealing with the taxing
When those five schools are announced it's pretty much a foregone conclusion
that the Seminoles will make the cut. In addition to having some family ties to
school, a strong relationship with running backs coach Eddie Gran and FSU's
offensive system should have the 'Noles in a strong position.
"I think I would fit well into the offense," said Green, who will take part
in FSU's Football Camp in June. "They get their running backs in space and they
get their running backs the ball in a pro style."
Green won't be confused for a bruising power back but he still knows how to
pack a punch. In St. Petersburg Catholic's 55-0 spring game victory over Indian
Rocks Christian, he played a little at defensive back and ended up knocking out
an opposing running back.
"He cut my way and when he turned to see me it was too late. I caught him
under the shoulder pads and helmet and it was bad. It was a big hit," explained
In that same game he was even more impressive on offense, cranking out 186
rushing yards on just six carries and had two touchdowns. Instead of continuing
to pile up ridiculous numbers, the talented back stepped aside to give some of
his teammates a chance to shine.
Green says he doesn't have a timeline for making a decision on a school but
previously mentioned that he would like to do it before the start of the
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