The Boise St. Broncos maybe picking up a transfer quarterback in soon-to-be former Nebraska Cornhusker Cody Green. According to the Lincoln Journal Star Green might possibly be transferring to Boise State:
Meanwhile, here's hoping Green finds success at his new home, wherever that may be (Boise State may be a possibility, I'm told).
This could be nothing or it could be something. Out of high school Green was a four-star recruit in 2009 and was rated as the 173rd prospect in the nation, sixth-rated dual-threat quarterback and the 19th best player in Texas; all according to Rivals. Nebraska was the best school to offer Green out of high school, but others were Houston, Texas Tech, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Stanford plus others.
For all of the accolades and offers coming out of high school, Green has not shown success on the field and the loss may not be as big to Nebraska and it may not be a big a pick up for Boise State either:
In his two starts last year, he was mostly forgettable going 17-25 for 159 yards 2 TD's and 16 carries for 23 yards against Iowa St and Colorado. That would be a so-so line for one game, let alone two. And coming off the bench is something you expect QB2 to do effectively. In his two relief appearances against the aTm and Washington in the Holiday Bowl, he was ineffective going 9-23 for 102 yards, a pick and 6 carries -1 yards. When up against it, the game always looked too fast for him to react to (see: Oklahoma, 2009).
Iowa State and Colorado were two of the worse teams in the Big 12 last year and Green showed nothing of value and can easily be replaced as the backup at Nebraska. Being a dual-threat quarterback would Boise State even be interesting in bringing on Green to play quarterback?
The typical Boise State quarterback is a drop back and strong armed quarterback who can throw down field and not an athletic quarterback. The offer from Houston, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State coming out of high school leaves my untrained evaluation to believe that he can throw the ball and if true he would fit in at Boise State.
Who knows if Boise State is even interested since they have a verbal commit from recruit Nick Patti out of Orlando for the 2012 class, sophomore Joe Southwick who was a three-star recruit coming from high school, Jimmy Luaghrea and Grant Hedrick to compete for playing time in 2012.
If Green comes to Boise State he would sit out the 2011 season and then compete for the vacant spot left by Kellen Morre while having two years left of eligibility.