On Friday night the TCU Horned Frogs got perhaps the best news of their recruiting season when former Nebraska runningback Aaron Green announced via Twitter his intent on transferring to TCU.
“I will be finishing my football career at Texas Christian University AKA TCU! Go TCU!” Green tweeted.
Green also confirmed to HornedFrogBlitz.com Friday evening that he’s ready to start his new journey at TCU and knows when his number is called, he will make a contribution.
“I’m really excited to be part of the Frog family and be part of the offense,” Green said via text. “I just loved the offense. I thought I could really work hard and contribute to this team when my number was called. In whatever way they call it.”
Green was a Scout.com five-star and nation’s sixth best running back and #31 overall rated prospect out of San Antonio Madison in 2011. He also played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a senior after rushing for 1,717 yards and 19 scores. Green totaled 4,874 yards and 57 touchdowns in three years for Madison.
Green signed with Nebraska over offers from 30-plus programs so he could play on the same team as his brother Andrew, a Cornhusker defensive back. Green saw action as a true freshman at Nebraska, carrying the ball 24 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Green’s transfer to TCU couldn’t come at a better time. He will have to sit out the 2012 season per NCAA transfer rules, but will be able to use his redshirt which will allow him three more years of eligibility starting in 2013. That’s perfect timing considering the depth chart will lose two significant contributors at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
The Horned Frogs lose seniors Edward Wesley and Matthew Tucker after this season and Waymon James will be a senior in 2013. All three backs rushed for over 700 yards in 2011. After James’ departure the Frogs would only have two scholarship runningbacks on the roster with 2012 signees B.J. Catalon and LaDarius Anthony.