LINCOLN — Sophomore running back Aaron Green has been released from his scholarship and will transfer from Nebraska, his father told The World-Herald Sunday night.
Green had made a considerable jump during spring practice — the Husker coaching staff spent much of March and April praising his improvement. But the highly-touted prospect from San Antonio apparently never quite settled in.
Green, a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, will finish this spring semester and immediately begin the process of looking for a new school, his father Tony said Sunday.
“He wasn't happy,” Tony said. “He didn't feel that he fit into the system. He wants to get closer to home.”
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed that Green has been given permission to look at other schools.
Attempts to reach Aaron were unsuccessful Sunday night, but he confirmed via text message to 247Sports, a World-Herald recruiting partner, that he plans to transfer.
The fact that Aaron's brother, Andrew, will be a junior cornerback and a likely starter for the Huskers this fall added to the complexity of the decision, Tony said. He said it wasn't easy for Aaron to part ways with his brother.
“They're real tight,” Tony said. “It was a very difficult decision.”
Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are among Aaron's early list of potential destinations, his father said. One of the nation's top recruits in 2010, Aaron was an honorable mention all-state performer as a senior at Class 5A James Madison High School.
Green will have to sit out a year because of NCAA transfer rules, but he hasn't yet redshirted.