Running back Keyante Green is still committed to UCLA but plans to visit other schools before he makes a final decision.
The standout from Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Ga., told MrSEC he will visit UCLA on June 22 and plans to make trips to Vanderbilt, Purdue and Syracuse this summer.
Tennessee could enter the mix if the Vols decide to reach out to Green. He said he received a scholarship offer from Tennessee “a couple months ago” but hasn’t heard from the school since.
Green said he would call Tennessee if he could.
“I don’t really have any of their numbers so I can’t call them,” he said.
But Green was able to post a message about the Vols on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
“I said no matter what school I go to I’ll always be a Tennessee fan,” Green told MrSEC. “I always grew up a Tennessee fan. I like Tennessee.”
Green said he became a fan of the Vols after he moved from New York to Georgia when he was five years old. He had seen Peyton Manning play for Tennessee and decided that would be his favorite school.
“I grew up in New York with Syracuse fans and then moved down south and there were Georgia fans,” Green said. “I didn’t like Georgia when I was younger so I liked Tennessee.”
Green liked Georgia enough as a recruit to try to commit to the Bulldogs in February. But Georgia told Green it couldn’t accept his commitment because the Bulldogs had already accepted a pledge from Yulee, Fla., running back Derrick Henry.
Green, who’s considered the nation’s No. 21 running back by ESPNU, said he still has interest in Georgia but understands the school’s reason for not taking his commitment.
Vanderbilt will be another school to watch. The Commodores have a commitment from one running back in the 2013 class: Johnathan Ford from New Hope, Ala.
Green said he’s developed a strong relationship with Vanderbilt’s coaching staff.
“I like coach (James) Franklin a lot,” Green said. “They come to my school a lot. We have a good vibe.”