Mother's Day isn't necessarily a typical time for a school to receive a commitment, but then again they don't say recruiting is a 24/7 business for nothing. And with that very unclever analogy, we bring you news of Oklahoma's most recent verbal commitment, 2014 Cedar Hill (TX) defensive back Marcus Green (VIDEO).
The courtship between Green and the Sooners was relatively brief considering he only received his offer this past Monday, but for the occasional prospect there are just some schools you cannot say no to. Such was obviously the case for Green who told ESPN's Bob Przybylo that he and his family are very comfortable with the decision.
"An OU offer is the top of the line," Green said. "You can't beat that. I'm so motivated right now, and I'm just going to keep working hard."
"When you know, you know," Green said. "I had no reason to be hesitant about committing. I'm not taking any more visits. I'm done."
"When I got the offer, my parents were like ‘Go to OU,' " Green said. "It's still close to home, and they feel really good about what OU offers with football and academics."
The commitment comes before Green (or his family) have actually had an opportunity to visit Norman, but that will change in the coming weeks when they will make the trip north for one of Oklahoma's summer football camps.
The state of Texas 2014 defensive back class is one for the ages and while Green may not currently be one of the most highly regarded prospect within that group, it was key for Mike Stoops and Oklahoma not to get completely shut out in the Lone Star state.
Green is a very physical corner who excels as a downhill attacking defender against the run game. He will routinely in interview bring up his willingness to come up and deliver the big hit and takes pride in describing himself as a 'blue-collar' type of player. Add that to a 6'1" 176 pound build, with the frame to add more, and he is an ideal fit for what Stoops typically looks for in a defensive back.
Prior to his commitment, Green held offers from Houston, MIssissippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas Tech among others. He is now Oklahoma's fifth verbal commitment in the 2014 class and their second on the defensive side of the ball.
Welcome to Sooner Nation, Marcus!