Jan. 11, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Jermaine Green, a running back from Butler County Community College in Kansas, has signed a national letter of intent and will enroll at Washington State University next week, Cougar football coach Mike Price has confirmed.
Green, who rushed for 1,010 yards and scored 72 points last fall, is ranked as the 55th best junior college player in the nation by jcfootball.com and is #5 among their running backs.
"Jermaine is a real good player and will be in the mix this spring," offered Price. "Adding a player with his experience to the younger player will result in some fierce competition this spring."
The newest Cougar hails from Daytona Beach, Florida, and attended Spruce Creek High before enrolling two years ago at the three-time national champion community college in Kansas.
The grizzlies captured the Kansas community college title this year and finished 10-2, including an appearance in the Golden Isle Bowl, where they lost to Georgia Military 31-19.
Green rushed for 100 yards or more six times, including career highs of 29 carries and 168 yards against Coffeyville CC on BCCC's way to the state title.
WSU last month announced the signing of junior college linebacker Kevin Sperry from LA Harbor College, who also will enroll in January. Only mid-year transfers can currently sign NLIs. Fall enrollees from high schools and junior colleges will begin signing in February.
JERMAINE GREEN Running Back 6-2/228 Junior Daytona Beach, Florida Spruce Creek High '99
GREEN'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Spruce Creek High, graduating 1999.
GREEN'S BUTLER COUNTY CC CAREER
FRESHMAN (2000-01): Attended Butler County CC in Kansas, where he was coached by Troy Morrell for two seasons...rushed for 646 yards in eight games and scored three touchdowns...longest run a team-high 60 yards...also caught eight passes for 88 yards, with a long of 56...two kickoff returns for 28 yards...scored 24 points...averaged 95.3 all-purpose yards per game. SOPHOMORE (2001-02): Rushed for 1,010 yards for the Grizzlies as Butler County CC won the Kansas JCCC title with a 15-14 win over Garden City CC...the next week dropped a 31-19 contest to Georgia Military College in the Golden Isles Bowl...scored 72 points with 12 touchdowns, 10 rushing and two receiving...averaged .53 yards per carry...also caught 11 passes for 197 yards, with a long of 38...named by jcfootball.com as the 55th best player in junior college and the number five running back...best games included 29 carries for 168 yards against Coffeyville...rushed for 141 yards against Highland, 135 against Independence, 123 and 104 against Dodge City and 101 against Fort Scott...Butler County has 22 alumni who have played in the FNL, including former Idaho Vandal Mao Tosi and both Skip McClendon and Bruce Perkins at ASU.
GREEN'S WSU CAREER: JUNIOR (2002-03): Will enroll January, 2002, and participate in spring drills.
PERSONAL: Jermaine Green...born 8-01-81...parents Clinton Henry and Donna Green...interested in a psychology degree.