Eagles Add QB Of The Future

Eagles Add QB Of The Future

The Golden Eagles have found a quarterback of the future, and they've gone up north to find him. Springfield, Illiois stand-out Gabe Green has committed to Southern Miss, and he talks about what made the Eagles stand out to him with GoldenEaglePride.com.

The Eagles have looked north to find their QB of the future, and Springfield, ILL dual threat signal caller Gabe Green today made his intentions known for the Golden Eagles.

Green, who also held offers from Fordham and Northern Illinois, is a tough minded, hard working leader and is ready to make that next step.

"I had visited there twice and I had a great relationship with Coach Monken and Coach Lyndsey. Both of them just meshed well with me," Green told GoldenEaglePride.com.

"I knew Coach Monken from when he was at Oklahoma State, he recruited a guy in my area so I got to know him there. When we visited it was just the perfect fit."

Green was won over by the attitude of the coaches, players, and the overall environment he encountered while visiting the Hattiesburg campus.

"I think the attitude toward the players made the difference," he said.

"He talked about how your attitude makes all the difference in the world and ultimately is what is going to turn things around. He has the program going in the right direction. I wanted to be a part of it."

Green fits well with what Coach Monken and the Eagles are trying to do. A strong armed dual threat QB, he sees an opportunity to fit his skills into the system.

"I'm a dual threat guy and his offense really fits what I do," he said.

"He likes that I can move it with my legs as well as my arm, and I like what he does with the offense."

The talented QB didn't want to let this scholarship opportunity pass him by.

"I wanted to make my decision early because you don't get opportunities like this often," he added.

"I didn't want to miss out on a place like Southern Miss. I wanted to be secure in where I was going and in what I was doing for the future. It was to good to pass up and possibly miss out on if I waited."

"I'm happy to have the process over as well because there is a lot of stress to it. Also, our team won a state championship last year and I want to be able to focus on my team and getting us back there."

Green said he plans on majoring in education because he said when his career is over he wants to coach at some level.

He makes the 2nd commitment to Southern Miss for the class of 2015.

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