Clairton QB/DE Desimon Green up to 10 D-1 offers
Written by: Josh Funk on Thursday, May 13th, 2010
It might seem like an unlikely position combination for a two-way football player, but Clairton’s Desimon Green doubles as both a quarterback and a defensive lineman. Green’s performance from his play on the defensive line has generated quite a large amount of interest from Division-1 programs.
To date, Green has received 10 Division-1 scholarship offers, according to his profile on Rivals.com. Green is one of eight WPIAL defensive linemen listed as Division-1 prospects in Pennsylvania’s 2011 recruiting class.
Of Pennsylvania’s 16 Division-1 defensive line prospects in the 2011 recruiting class, only Green and Farrell’s Rob Trudo represent the state’s smallest classification.
Bowling Green, Illinois, Louisville, Memphis, Michigan State, Pitt, Purdue, Syracuse, Texas Tech and West Virginia have all offered Green a scholarship, according to Rivals. Green’s profile once listed schools like Buffalo, Northwestern, Rutgers and UCLA as showing interest.
Green has wreaked havoc the last two seasons on the Bears’ line. The 6’4, 215-pound senior-to-be had tallied 20 sacks entering the 2008 “A” state championship game against Steelton-Highspire. That came as a sophomore. Last season, Green entered the state championship game against Bishop McCort with an impressive 26 sacks.
In the last two seasons, Clairton has posted an overall record of 30-2 (.937). The Bears have posted 16 shutouts in that span and held 28 of their 32 opponents to seven points or less. Only two opponents (Farrell, 2008 & Steelton-Highspire, 2008) have scored more than 20 points against the Bears’ defense in the last two years.
Green also had a productive junior season at quarterback, throwing for more than 1,500 yards and running for more than 800 yards, accounting for more than 20 total touchdowns.
Since 2003, Clairton has posted an overall record of 78-15 (.838). The Bears have won 565 games and seven WPIAL titles, including three of the last four Class “A” WPIAL championships, in its storied football history.
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