WSU Football Recruiting Film: WR Commit Calvin Green


Running back/wide receiver Calvin Green out of Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California is the sixth commit for the Cougars for the class of 2014. The 5’10″ 175 pound back has become one of my favorites in the 2014 class. Green has the speed and the agility to make some waves as an underrated player in this class.

QB Peyton Bender, WR Zaire Andre, DT Marcus Griffin, RB/WR Keith Harrington, and LB Greg Hoyd have all committed to the Cougars so far this year.

When the field is getting congested Green knows that the best thing for him to do is to keep his feet moving and continue to get up the field without sitting back and trying to juke a player out of his shoes. Green is a player with great sense of awareness and field vision when it comes to finding holes and gaps in the defense which will only help him out when the game is the speed that a college game will be at. When the hole is closing he keeps his head low, gets small, and keeps powering his feet to turn nothing into something and when he breaks through the gap there is no catching him. All you are going to see is the number on his back and you are going to feel it when he runs over or through you. Because of the great speed that Green shows he can easily get to the corner and break a run for 20+ yards with consistency.

An addition to Green’s speed is his ability to catch the ball. He isn’t scared to go over the middle and deliver or take a hit to make the catch. If our quarterback can hit Green in stride down the field it is going to be all over for the defense.  Another addition to Green is his ability to block.

Green will play as a slot for the Cougars since Head Coach Mike Leach runs an air-raid offense, as he would be more valuable at the slot position than as a back. Zaire Andre and Keith Harrington who committed recently will also do the same thing.

Green is someone who would fit great within our offense and is a player that defenses will have to take note and watch for. With the year he still has in high school I believe he can only improve and become an even better player. Overall I think Green is going to be a great player in college and will help out the crimson and gray a lot.

Below you will find the YouTube link to Green’s 2012 highlight video.