Virginia Tech Football logoVirginia Tech Football

Derrick Green: 5-Star Running Back Puts Virginia Tech in His Top 6

Joey HollandCorrespondent IIAugust 3, 2012

Good news for Hokie fans. 

According to, 5-star running back Derrick Green has narrowed his list of potential schools down to six, and Virginia Tech made the cut. The other five schools are Ole Miss, Auburn, Oregon, Michigan and Tennessee. 

Green is considered by to be the top running back in the 2013 recruiting class. Standing in at 6'0" and 220 pounds, he is an excellent power back with solid speed and excellent tackle-breaking ability. 

That style of runner has succeeded in Frank Beamer's run-first offense in the past, and it looks like the Hokies have a decent shot at landing this young stud. 

Green currently plays at Hermitage High School in Richmond, Virginia, so Virginia Tech is close to home for him. 

Keep an eye on Green as he narrows his list down further. He would be an excellent addition to a Virginia Tech offense that has seen huge amounts of recent success running the football. 

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices