The Arkansas Razorbacks running back position is in good hands currently with Rakeem Boyd getting the bulk of the carries.
Sam Pittman and his staff dipped into Tulsa in the search for the next bell cow running back. Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma has produced numerous players that have gone on to have NFL careers, including Josh Jacobs, Dominique Franks, and Tress Way. Arkansas is counting on AJ Green being the next great Arkansas Razorback running back. Green has 15 offers from schools such as Iowa State, Baylor, and Arkansas.
Green is a two-sport athlete which has been a trend for the Razorbacks’ staff. Pittman and his staff look for athletes that play multiple sports and Green fits that description perfectly. Green has impressive speed and does not have a problem leaving defenders behind him. AJ Green has rushed for 226 yards this season and has been a bright spot for the Union Redskins this season.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are looking to several offensive linemen that can earn a job the moment he steps foot on campus.
Arkansas fans will be impressed by how patient of a runner that Green is. Green displays excellent patience in allowing his blockers to create a hole and he will explode through it. Another area of his game that is impress is his receiving out of the backfield. Green has shown he can take a wheel route deep for big yardage. He has the potential to turn any run into a big gainer and that is something the Arkansas offense is in desperate need of obtaining.
The area that Arkansas Razorbacks’ coaches will work with Green on is his blocking. Green has not had to pass protect often and he is used as more of a weapon out of the backfield. Green is just too talented not to wind up on the field, so the blocking will not be a big concern for coaches.
Green has the potential to see some playing time his first year on campus. The breakaway speed Green has is too impressive to not be on the field. Running back is a key position and Arkansas will need to hang on to Green as more schools attempt to gain his interest.