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Sacred Heart-Griffin's Gabe Green had a Breakout 2013 Season

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Published: 03/13/2014

The 2013 season was the stage for Gabe Green’s coming-out party.

The class of 2015 quarterback from Sacred Heart-Griffin was named All-Conference, Academic All-State, and led the Cyclones to a victory in the 5A title game over heavily favored Montini Catholic.

The left-handed slinger also compiled over 4,000 total yards while throwing for 40 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Remarkably, Green completed 73% of his passes and averaged 6.6 yards per rush.

Green can certainly fill up the stat sheet and big time schools have taken notice.

He has received interest from at least ten schools including: IowaIllinoisIndianaNorthern IllinoisVanderbilt, and Northwestern. He has already attended junior days at Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana.

However, Green has not received any offers but should be receiving his offers as the season draws near.

A detriment to Green’s overall pedigree is likely his size. He is only listed at 6’1” but as Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson have shown, size no longer determines a good quarterback as long as he has the athletic ability to make plays outside of the pocket.

Green has the athletic ability (748 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns) to go along with the intangibles.

According to Green his greatest strengths are: “Managing the game, toughness, and keeping composure.”

Green’s toughness was on display during the Rochester game in Week 2. Playing with a very badly bruised shin, Green gutted out a 450 yards passing and three-touchdown performance in a Cyclones victory.

As for his composure on the field—look no further than the state championship game. With a state title and perfect season at stake, Green helped lead the charge that brought Sacred Heart-Griffin back from a 14-point deficit and defeat Montini, who had won the last four 5A titles.

Whichever school lands Green, they will not only be getting a superbly talented quarterback but they will be getting an extremely tough competitor.