Blue-Grey Football Alumni Update: Dahu Green
Plenty of prospects, some of them high-profile, others under-the-radar, have come and gone in the past decade or so, since the inception of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Still, the talent level across the board on the national level has been about as good as it gets.
Things don’t figure to change anytime soon, either, as the hype continues to build for this year’s games: The first on Dec. 22 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the second on Jan. 14 at Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field and the third on Jan. 21 at Oakland Raiders’ Coliseum.
To gain a better understanding about the rapidly growing direction of things, perhaps it’s best to take some time to reflect on the humble beginnings. Therefore, moving forward, the plan is to more closely examine the brand’s many alumni from all over the country.
Taking center stage here is Dahu Green from Westmoore (OK). Rightfully so given his body of work thus far. A member of the Class of 2015, he made a difference from start to finish during the game at AT&T Stadium, a 7-6 victory for West over East.
Remember, the other planned big names on hand included Boise State commit Brett Rypien, Oklahoma State commit Jalen McCleskey, Nebraska commit Christian Gaylord, Kansas commit Steven Sims and South Dakota State commit Luke Sellers.
Green stood out in a crowd back then. Nothing has changed. Only today, worth noting, it’s at the next level. The 6-foot-5 and 185-pound sophomore wide receiver will be in action on Sept. 3 against Houston in a nonconference game at 12 p.m. (EST).
There is no shortage of talent on the Sooners this season as Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, Joe Mixon, Dede Westbrook, Mark Andrews and Samaje Perine are among a handful of projected picks in the NFL Draft. An impressive list, to be sure.
All signs point to Green being involved in the offensive game plan. As a freshman, after all, he played in seven games and contributed in each one of them, despite being young on paper. A good indication of that was his 29.7 yards per reception.
The future is certainly bright. Sky’s the limit, as many so-called experts predict. So, it will be interesting to watch the progress of Green. Still, what seems like a very short time ago, he made his mark at the brand’s All-American Bowl in Texas.