Rasheem Green recruit scouting report: 3-technique defensive tackle

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Rasheem Green is one of the top defensive lineman in the nation in the class of 2015 and one of the best players in the talent-heavy state of California.

Green attends San Mateo (Calif.) Junipero Serra High School, and hails from Garden. He is widely projected to play defensive tackle at the next level, but Scout currently lists him as a defensive end. Green is listed at 6'4 and 270 pounds.

Green is rated as a five-star by both Rivals and Scout, and is given a four-star rating by 247sports and ESPN. He is a composite five-star, however, as the aggregate service considers him the 18th-best prospect in the country, as well as the sixth-best defensive tackle in the class of 2015 and the fourth-best player in the state.

Green claims offers from Florida, UCLA, USC, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Tennessee, among others. He can be found on Twitter @ras_green.

Derrell Warren, West Coast Recruiting Analyst (@yssd): Green is a stout 6'4" 270 pound lineman. He's not the most rangy defender, but has a bigger lower half with room to add weight up top. After a arriving on campus (and maybe after a redshirt year), I could easily see him getting up to around 295 pounds.

Green primarily plays the five tech defensive end position within his high school team's 3-4 defense. However, his baseline skill set easily translates as a 4-3 defensive tackle in the event he signs with a school that runs that scheme.

Green has powerful, quick hands that he uses to execute a nice assortment of moves to beat offensive linemen. He flashes good overall movement at defensive end as he possesses the hip flexion to pivot and turn the corner in pass rushing situations. I am not quite sure it will translate quite as well versus bigger longer offensive tackles at the college level.

On tape, Green has pretty good step quickness. He best projects as an interior disruptor so that's why he'd ideally line up a bit closer to the ball at the collegiate level. Shows the body control to ‘get skinny' and slide through gaps and could function in a two gapping five tech but not sure that would make the best use of his talent

Green doesn't always extend fully into contact when rushing the passer. Considering his length is only average, he needs to improve his overall hand use in order to win out on the edge. Green will occasionally line up further inside at the three-tech defensive tackle spot for his high school team. This can only benefit him at this stage in his development as it gives him reps at his projected position within a 4-3 defense.

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