Platform Spotlight: Running Back Danny Green Jr. South Oak Cliff

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44

Danny Green Jr. has been a mainstay in the Golden Bears offense for the last two seasons, which included a state title run in 2022 for South Oak Cliff’s second straight 5A Division II Championship. Green Jr. returned for his senior campaign and hasn’t missed a beat, leading the Golden Bears rushing attack and displaying the next level talent that has got the attention of opponents, as well as college programs. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. We spotlight Green Jr. after his standout performance in the Area Round of the playoffs in a 38-30 win over Melissa.

Danny Green Jr.’s presence on the South Oak Cliff Golden Bears’ roster has been a driving force in their recent string of successes, culminating in the team’s second state title in 2022. Throughout the playoff their journey leading to their second consecutive championship, Green Jr. emerged as a mainstay in the team’s running game, demonstrating a unique blend of physicality, patience, and exceptional skills. As a running back, Green Jr. possesses a remarkable set of attributes that have contributed significantly to the South Oak Cliff’s achievements. He runs angry, exhibiting both power and finesse. With excellent vision, he navigates the field with strategic patience, waiting for the opportune moment to exploit openings in the opposing defense.

Green Jr.’s running prowess extends beyond mere power; he is characterized by explosive bursts and high knee leg drive, traits that make him a formidable force on the field. His superb balance and the ability to break arm tackles further sets him apart as a player capable of turning seemingly routine plays into game-changing moments. One of Green Jr.’s standout qualities is his elusiveness, which allows him to dismantle defenders in the open field. His explosive speed becomes particularly apparent at the second level, creating separation and posing a constant threat to opposing defenses.

This versatility was evident in the pivotal Area Round win against Melissa, where Green rushed for three touchdowns and an impressive 128 yards—marking his fifth 100-yard game of the season. Green’s performance has not only secured victories this season for the Golden Bears but has also garnered attention from college programs. With offers from Grambling and Texas Southern, he stands poised to take his talents to the next level, showcasing the traits that successful running backs possess at the collegiate level.

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