Cal Poly

Transfer is paying off for Weber State QB Green

Weber State believes it could have a long-term solution at quarterback, and Billy Green is getting what he wanted when he left BYU.

Green, a sophomore quarterback for the Wildcats was a highly sought after recruit from Kings High in Woodway, Wash.

The former two-time Associated Press all-state quarterback gave an early verbal to the Cougars during a prep career where he passed for nearly 5,400 yards and 86 touchdowns his final two seasons.

After playing sparingly in Provo, Utah, his freshman season, he transfered to Weber State this past summer.

“He went to the old BYU offense that they were running and fit that system perfectly,” Wildcats head coach Jay Hill said, “and all of a sudden when they wanted to run the quarterback more, he wasn’t in the mix as to what they wanted to do, but he’s a very talented kid throwing the ball. He makes great decisions, and I just think he’s going to be outstanding his whole career here.”

Though the team is mired in an 0-5 start this season, Green is among the nation’s leading passers.

He ranks fifth in the FCS, completing 25.8 passes per game. Throwing for 277.4 yards per game, Green ranks eighth in the country. His 1,387 passing yards are good for 15th in the FCS.

Cal Poly seems to concur that Green will be good for years to come.

“He’s only going to get better the more he plays,” Mustangs head coach Tim Walsh said, “but he’s really intelligent at the line of scrimmage and does some good things as as far as getting them in the right play.”