Seth Green is coming home.
The former East Ridge quarterback standout announced Sunday he is committing to the Gophers, a decision that came 14 months after he originally committed to Oregon.
Green transferred from East Ridge to Allen High School in Texas for his senior year. His team had a 57-game winning streak before losing in Friday's state semifinals. He’s also on track to graduate this month, so he can enroll at Minnesota and participate in spring practice.
Green’s father, Bryan, was on the Gophers 1991 roster as a running back. Seth Green narrowed his list of finalists to Minnesota, Michigan State and Oregon before originally picking the Ducks last fall.
Oregon has since received two other quarterback commitments for the Class of 2016 – Terry Wilson, of Del City, Okla., and Justin Herbert, of Eugene, Ore. When Herbert committed in October, he told the (Portland) Oregonian, “I’ve been told [Green] decommitted.”
Green announced his latest decision on Twitter, referencing Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost's departure to become the head coach at Central Florida:
With the departure of Coach Frost I am blessed to announce the flip of my commitment from Oregon to Minnesota ���� pic.twitter.com/ZpxcOmRSS9— ❄️Seth Green❄️ (@seth_mgreen) December 14, 2015
Now, the 6-4, 225-pound Green is pledged to be a Gopher when national signing day comes Feb. 3. The recruiting site 247Sports.com has the Green ranked as the nation’s 11th best dual threat quarterback in the Class of 2016.
He has been platooning at quarterback this season for Allen, which had a big hole to fill at quarterback this year after Kyler Murray graduated. Murray was ranked as the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in the Class of 2015 by 247Sports.com, and went 43-0 as a four-year starter before heading to Texas A&M.
Green transferred to Allen in time for spring practice this year but found himself behind junior Mitchell Jonke on the depth chart. Jonke has yet to receive a Division I scholarship offer, but he came through the Allen system, winning every game he started for the freshman and JV team.