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2017 New Mexico Football Recruiting: Meet CB D.J. "Speedy" Green

Green becomes the UNM's first commitment for the 2017 class and the second partially deaf corner back to commit to a Division 1 school in recent years.

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The New Mexico Lobos received a commitment from D.J. Green, a 5-foot-11, 166-pound corner back from Dallas (Texas) Wilson. Green also plays running back but for the Lobos he will bolster a defense often struggles stopping the pass. Green whose nick name is speedy  will help the Lobos cover some of the conferences faster receivers.

He will join a long list of Lobos that played football and also excelled at track. Green won the state championship in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles this year.

Green who is rated as a 3 star CB has overcome a lot of adversity being that he is partially half deaf. He is the second partially deaf corner back to get a scholarship from a D1 school in recent years. Green posted on his Instagram account saying, "It’s a great opportunity to open the door for the deaf community and make them proud."

Green who was projected by 247 sports to pick SMU had a visit scheduled for July, 15th to the University of South Florida. He also had a scholarship offer from the University of Michigan but ultimately chose the Lobos. He has an official visit scheduled for this September to New Mexico so he will use it to see the campus.

Here are highlights of Green's junior year.