Holy Spirit's Green Picks Boston College

Posted: October 26, 1998

Holy Spirit running back William Green, one of the most heavily recruited football players in South Jersey, has made an oral commitment to attend Boston College, Holy Spirit athletic director Jay Connell said.

Connell said that Green committed to Boston College during a visit to the Chestnut Hill, Mass., school two weekends ago.

Boston College coaches ``told me that he had made an oral commitment,'' Connell said yesterday, ``and I talked to him and he said that he had.''

Green is the fourth area football player to orally commit to a Division I school. Holy Cross' Justin Barbera (East Carolina), Middletown's Lewis Moore (Pittsburgh) and Delsea's Ed Tyler (Maryland) are the others. NCAA rules do not allow high school seniors to sign binding letters of intent until Feb. 3.

Green's blend of size (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) and speed (he has been clocked at faster than 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash on several occasions) made him one of the most coveted players in the state. He was mulling scholarship offers from Penn State, Ohio State, North Carolina and Wisconsin, among others.

BC's backfield situation may have been a factor in Green's decision. Eagles starting tailback Mike Cloud, who leads the Big East Conference in rushing with 1,152 yards, is a senior. Green has said that he wants to play tailback in college.

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