Auburn, Michigan, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are the finalists for Hermitage (Richmond, VA) rising senior running back Derrick Green. The 6’0″, 230-pound prospect revealed his finalists via Facebook this afternoon.
One of the most coveted running back recruits in the nation, Green landed over 30 major scholarship offers. He is rated a 5-star prospect by Rivals.com, and ESPN and Scout rank him as a 4-star recruit. Green is the no. 2 overall recruit in the state in the TechSideline.com Preseason Top 40.
Green initially cut his list to 13 earlier this summer. This latest cut comes the week Hermitage, which reached the Group AAA Division 6 state finals in 2010 and state semifinals in 2011, opened preseason practice. The Panthers open the 2012 season on August 25 against Fork Union Prep, a game that will be televised by ESPN. The contest starts at 3:0o p.m.