While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The subject of our next edition is a third-year sophomore who’s bidding for an increased role in 2017. And he could get it.How he got to OSUGreen chose the Cowboys over offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas and Louisiana Tech. The three-star outside linebacker from Duncanville High School (Texas) earned all-district honors his junior and senior seasons. Glenn Spencer targeted him as a Division-I safety for his speed and nose for the ball he showed from the OLB position. He also showed to be a very good tackler in space.What he’s done in StillwaterAfter a redshirt year in 2015, Green played in five games as a freshman last year, getting most of his burn on special teams. But with Jordan Sterns and Derrick Moncrief departing, and with the three-down scheme OSU will be running, there are reps to be had. Green will be in the mix to earn them.AdChoices广告After coming in at 190, Green has added 15 pounds under the tutelage of Rob Glass and should be ready for a role on defense.Role in 2017Apparently, according to another Big 12 head coach, Green could be a difference maker for Oklahoma State. Sports Illustrated interviewed rival coaches for each top 25 team and the anonymous Big 12 coach named Green as one who to watch for this year.Here’s what was said about the Cowboy defense.It’s a tough conference, and there are so many great offenses, but they’re [Oklahoma State] one of the tougher defenses to play against and prepare for. The safety, Za’Carrius Green, looks like a guy who can give teams trouble. And [corner turned safety] Ramon Richards is probably one of their better players. [Sports Illustrated]Noteworthy stats and highlightsRecorded just four tackles on special teams last season. Led the orange team during this year’s spring game with seven total tackles (five solo).Green hasn’t gotten a ton of film at OSU yet, but here’s a look at some of what stuck out to Glenn Spencer from his high school tape.