November 29, 2007

Oregon QB set to visit Army

This was going to be senior David Pevoto's year to shine at quarterback for the Black Knights. During spring practice, it was clear that he had separated himself from the competition of Carson Williams (soph) & Kevin Dunn (senior) and earned the starting nod. No one could argue that Pevoto has the physical tools, standing at 6-foot-4, 213 pounds, with a solid arm. The addition of new offensive coordinator/quarterback coach, Tim Walsh was a perfect opportunity for the Texas native to shine. Unfortunately, Pevoto suffered a high ankle sprain that has sidelined him for the majority of the 2007 season, and leaving the signal caller, coaches and fans wondering what if.

With both Pevoto and Dunn graduating, and Williams heading into his junior year, the need to bring in and develop talent at this very critical position is at the top of Coach Brock recruiting Christmas list. It is clear that the staff is looking at quarterbacks that not only can be effective in the passing category, but also put pressure on defenses with their running ability.

With Josh Jones already committed, there are a couple of other quarterbacks that remain on the Army radar and one is (Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic two-star quarterback Nick Green. The 6-foot-2, 205 has put up impressive numbers this season, both through the air and on the ground.

He finished the season with approximately 2,700 yards passing, 29 touchdowns in the air, 600 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns rushing. Green who runs a 4.61 forty and operates out of 4 & 5 wideout � veer zone read option offense, gets equal satisfaction from success passing and running. "I enjoy both, but I like winning more than anything," shares a laughing Green.

Presently, Green has offers from Army and Air Force, but is also hearing from Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona, Idaho State and University of Chicago. Although he received his offer from Air Force in April, the athletic quarterback has only scheduled one official visit and that is the first weekend in January at Army.

Green is being recruited by quarterback coach Tim Walsh and their relationship has some historical legs to it. "My relationship with Coach Walsh has been really good," declares Green. "I have known him for the past couple of years and he has followed me since my freshman year. I knew him when he was the coach at Portland State. He has shared with me a lot of great things about their facilities and if I visit, he believes I would like everything and he also indicated that the offense is changing."

Green, who maintains a 3.85 GPA will be looking to make is college decision close to or during the Letter of Intent period.


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