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Jalen Green is officially with Longhorns
The top-ranked player on the 2018 Fabulous 55 made it official last Wednesday when he signed a national letter of intent with the Longhorns. Jalen Green, a 4-star cornerback from Houston Heights, is part of a six-man defensive back class ready to put Texas back on the map as DBU. The 6-1 cornerback will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 6 in San Antonio.
At what age did you fall in love with football?
I don’t remember a time when football wasn’t my first love. My dad played football and I would go to his games and it became my favorite thing in my life.
What made Texas your choice?
I really clicked with coach [Tom] Herman and [cornerbacks] coach [Jason] Washington. I first met those guys when they were at Houston and we had a connection from my sophomore year. They were one of the first coaching staffs to believe in me as a cornerback.
— Jay Green (@jaygreen__) December 21, 2017
What are your goals as a senior?
I need to stay healthy and come into Texas over the summer ready to compete for a starting spot.
What was most important to you as a recruit?
Communication with the coaches. It was important to be on the same page.
What were your initial thoughts of Tom Herman?
He is a great coach. He knows what he is doing and I trust him when he talks.
Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?
Cornerback, but I’ll also get some snaps on offense in various situations.
What artist would you most like to see live?
I don’t have a favorite artist.
“Planet of the Apes.”
Favorite athlete of all-time?
Favorite sport to watch other than football?
I only watch college football.
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