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PREP FOOTBALL: Newton's Nyland Green preparing for Georgia Junior Bowl
Nyland Green
Newton's Nyland Green is going to enter the 2019 season as one of the top defensive back prospects in Georgia, as well as one of the top corners in the nation. -photo by Anthony Banks

COVINGTON, Ga.  — Newton Rams star junior cornerback Nyland Green will continue a recent trend of Rams in the Georgia Junior Bowl as he was selected a few weeks ago and is set to play this Sunday.

Last season it was Rams star receiver and Georgia State signee Robert Lewis that was selected to play in this prestigious game, but now the torch is figuratively being passed to Green to show what the best of Newton High School has to offer. 

Green said he did not know that he was selected to play in this game until he was tagged on Twitter and that once he found out, he was just excited to play one more game as a junior against some top-level competition. 

"I mean, it should be fun to attend because the season is over with, but I get to play in one more junior game," Green said. "I love competition like that because it just makes me a better player."

Head coach Camiel Grant Jr. and defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator Josh Skelton have heaped praise upon the talented defensive back. They have made it known they believe he is not only extremely talented, but one of the best at his position in the country. 

Many top programs have noticed Green's immense talent and share the same view as these members of the Rams coaching staff, which has led to many offers from all over the country. 

Green has supplanted himself as one of the top athletes from the state for the 2021 recruiting class and should continue to build on his impressive offer list in his senior season. 

With offers from Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia, and teams like Alabama checking in, Green should have plenty of options when he finally makes his decision on where he will further his education and play college ball. However, as of right now, Green says he does not really have any school on top, and he's just happy for any offer that comes from any team.

Right now, Green seemed completely focused on just putting his talents on display against the state's best this weekend at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta.