There are several talented 2019 quarterbacks from the state of Washington, so it isn't a surprise that Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) QB Joe Green has gone a little unnoticed, but that all changed on Thursday as the talented signal-caller at one of the power programs within the state just hauled in an offer from Florida International.
The offer is the first for Green.
"Three weeks ago, I started talking to them," Green told Cascadia Preps. "Ken Dorsey (the new quarterbacks coach at FIU) came across my film and we started talking and we have built a pretty strong relationship over that time of talking.
"Coach (Butch) Davis called me today and we had a 15-minute call with my family about the program and he offered me. He said he watched my film and from our conversations he wanted to offer me. I'm the first QB offer in 2019 from this staff."
While the offer is a big one for Green, he's not ready to end the process.
"I'm definitely very interested in the Ivy League schools," Green noted. "Harvard and Dartmouth are both after me and I've been talking a lot with Boise State too.
"I'm actually supposed to throw for Harvard next Monday (May 7th) and for Boise State on the 15th (of May).
"I'm hoping things will pick up over the next month or so and then we'll see where things stand. I want to get out and visit some schools this summer, definitely the Ivies, so I can see what they are all about.
"I'm planning to camp at FIU (June 14th) and then I'll head up to see the Ivies, Harvard (June 15th) and Dartmouth (June 18th)."
Having an older brother (Billy Green) who has already been through this process definitely has been a blessing for Green.
"He's been great and watching what he went through and how he did it has helped me a ton," Green admitted. "He and I have talked about things and he's been saying I just need to take my time and find the right place for me and the place that I feel comfortable at because I'm going to be there for four or five years."
As a junior for Skyline last season, Green went 209 of 300 for 2,729 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions and he led his team to an 8-4 record and the state quarterfinals. While that is a solid season, what makes it more amazing is that he did it with a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand.
"I tore it like in the third or fourth game and I didn't really throw at all during practice during the season and just threw on game night," Green recalled. "It killed me. I was just getting through on adrenaline, so right after we lost to Central Valley (Spokane) in the playoffs, the next week I had surgery and I'm back and throwing now and feeling good."
We'll have more on Green in the coming weeks as more schools start to take notice of his talents.
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