Class of 2011

Aaron Green

HometownSan Antonio, TX
High schoolJames Madison

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Green picked NU over Texas, Florida State and California. Green is perhaps the biggest catch for the class of 2011. He exploded onto the scene as a sophomore in 2008, rushing for more than 2,000 yards in Texas' 5A classification, including 428 and a city-record nine touchdowns against Kerrville Tivy. He fought injuries last year en route to an 1,100-yard season. This year, Green has rushed for 1,307 yards and 16 touchdowns in eight games.

Green is the eighth-best running back and No. 61 player overall, according to He’s No. 11 on the ESPNU 150, rated as a five-star prospect. lists him as the nation’s sixth-best running back. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was an honorable mention all-state pick in Texas’ Class 5A.

“I hope I can bring some excitement, some electricity on the field. I want to be that player that everybody looks forward to carrying the ball.”

NU coach Ron Brown was key in developing a strong relationship over the recruitment of Green, whose brother, Andrew Green, is a redshirt freshman defensive back at Nebraska. Aaron Green made an official recruiting visit to Lincoln for the Huskers’ game against Texas, a 20-13 UT win.

Their father, Tony, played defensive back at Baylor. Cousins played at Kansas and Alabama A&M, and uncle Gary Green was an All-America cornerback at Baylor before a nine-year NFL career with Kansas City and the Los Angeles Rams.

Our take: Green is a shifty and elusive play-maker with the type of athleticism that makes him lethal. Assuming that he can grasp the offense’s concepts and the position’s basic pass protection responsibilities during fall camp, Green could find himself in the mix at that backup spot behind Rex Burkhead. It appears that he’s too talented to keep sidelined.

Photo Credit: The San Antonio Express-News

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