Los Angeles prepster Bronson Green was driving home from school Tuesday when he had to cut his interview short.
Apparently, a member of the California Highway Patrol spotted the 2010 prospect talking on his cell phone and pulled him over.
Fortunately, the standout linebacker from Loyola High in Torrance, Calif. called back. He wishes Georgia football coaches would do the same.
At 6-foot-1 and 218 pounds, Green has no relatives in Georgia and has never been to a football game in Athens. He just knows he'd love to one day wear the Red and Black of the Bulldogs, a team he adopted as his favorite several years ago.
"I've really been interested in them for the last couple of years," Green said. "It started once I got to high school. I just love their style of defense, how they play so aggressively with 11 hats to the ball on every single play. That's the kind of team I've always wanted to play for."
Although he's yet to receive an offer, Green said he has attended Junior Day at Stanford, and has drawn interest from a number of schools, including Tennessee, Oklahoma, UCLA, Duke, Brown, Cal and Northwestern.
He hopes to attend UCLA's Junior Day in the coming week.
But Georgia is the main school that's on Green's mind.
"If they were to ever offer me I would be speechless, I would be amazed," said Green, who anchors the middle of the line in his school's 50 defensive scheme. "It's something I really wish would come true."
Green joked that his friends ask him all the time what's the big deal about the Bulldogs.
"They're all curious, asking me why I like Georgia so much," he said. "I'm at a school that doesn't know a whole lot about Georgia, but when I talk to them, tell them about the program, they start to see what I'm talking about."
Loyola is no stranger to college coaches and recruiters.
Anthony Barr - Green's teammate and best friend - just happens to be one of the most highly-recruited running backs on the West Coast, with offers from a plethora of schools including Cal, Oregon, UCLA, Stanford, USC and Notre Dame.
"Anthony's a very humble guy and it's been nice to have somebody else close to me who is going through the process," Green said. "It's just good for me to see what he's going through. He's doing a great job. There's a lot of pressure on him, but he's handling it well. I have a lot of respect for him."
Although he has not been contacted by Georgia, Green did not rule out taking an unofficial visit to UGA sometime in the future.
"Of course a lot of the guys here are looking at West Coast schools, but I try not to be narrow-minded like that," Green said. "I take a different approach when looking into the different teams and Georgia is a team that stood out to me. A lot of guys want to stay here, but I want to experience different schools, I want to experience different parts of the country."
Green, who said he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds, said he expects to add approximately 15 more pounds to his 6-1 frame by the end of his senior year.
"I think even with that weight I'll still be able to move around pretty good," Green said. "I just want to get in the best shape that I can, put on some good muscle weight and prove to everyone that nothing's going to slow me down."
Not even the California Highway Patrol.
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