Green Oaks’ Green: Big-time sleeper on DL

By LEE BRECHEEN, Louisiana Football Magazine

It’s really hard to find a defensive lineman who has the feet and quickness to play all the spots — end, tackle, and nose guard — for a high school.

Green Oaks’ Kashaun Green has the athletic ability to play anywhere on the defensive line the coaches and team need him to play.  Green is a big-time Class of 2023 sleeper FBS prospect in Louisiana as a defensive end for college at 6-1, 257, 4.9 to 5.0 speed and super strong.

Green will play in the fall anywhere from 260 to 265 and still run a 5.1 40 or better. Green can also sign with an FCS or FBS program and redshirt and gain 20 pounds of muscle and still be either a defensive end or defensive tackle for many programs at 6-1, 275 or 280 eventually. He currently is a sleeper and after today’s article his name will get out there even more. I saw him make tackles that get your attention down the sideline and in the backfield with great feet and high effort for a big guy, which is hard for a college coach to find.

Defensive line coach James Bradford expects a big senior season from Green.

“Kashaun is that natural athlete that every coach would like to coach,” said Bradford. “This past year he became a three-sport athlete with football, basketball and track and field (throws the discus and shot put). He’s respectful, coachable and a leader by example that works hard every time and you have to match his intensity. This year as a three-year starter we’re expecting big things of him. His ability to play inside and outside makes him very versatile in our scheme and able to play at the next level. Looking forward to great things because not only is he great on the field but he also excels in the classroom.”

Green believes it takes a lot of hard work to be a football player.

“The thing I like most about football is the work it takes; yes, everybody can be a football player, but does everyone have the work ethic to be one?”

Notes on Kashaun Green: He loves playing basketball and drawing. “I like these two because it calms me and I have fun doing it.”

He would like to major in fine arts.

Green doesn’t have any favorite colleges. “I don’t have a favorite college. I can see myself at any college and I will have fun wherever I go.”

His favorite team to play against: “I like to play against Booker. T. Washington every year.”

In the classroom he has a 3.0 and is taking the ACT again to improve his score.

Green had an older brother play both football and basketball in high school.

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