Tom Green's stunning rise up AFL draft boards has the humble teenager on the cusp of becoming the first top 10 draft pick straight out of Canberra.
Green has been named in the AFL's under 18 All-Australian squad after a stellar showing for the Allies at the national championships.
The 18-year-old midfielder is widely tipped as a potential top 10 pick ahead of November's AFL draft, with some believing he may be scooped up in the top five. Not since Phil Davis (pick 10 in 2008) has a Canberran gone so high, but he had lived in Adelaide for four years prior to being drafted.
His latest accolade means his stock is only rising as he prepares to return to the GWS Giants in the NEAFL - the club that has priority access to Green in the draft.
The Giants will have a chance to meet any rival club's bid for Green - and he will likely attract plenty of interest having met with every club in the AFL.
Green is desperate to make every post a winner on the park, because he laughs the quickfire questions from recruiters bring a few curly ones about things as left-field as his favourite movies.
"I suppose you're not expecting to hear that out of AFL recruiters," Green said.
"There's nothing horrendously weird but stuff that catches you off guard a little bit.
"They can be nerve-wracking because you get some weird questions, and some stuff to make you think, but I quite enjoy them."
For the record, "I love The Godfather movies and I also love The Martian, with Matt Damon".
Those answers - however important or trivial they might be - form part of what Green has to rely on with an eye on November's draft.
His favourite movies, and of course the touches he got for the Allies that catapulted him into the All Australian squad following the championships.
Green was among the Allies' standouts throughout their four-game campaign, named in the side's best in every game and drawing comparisons to Carlton star Patrick Cripps.
His 33 disposals, nine clearances, five marks and a goal against Vic Metro were a sign of Green's class.
He comes from good pedigree - Green's grandfather is Richmond Tigers Hall of Famer Michael Green, a four-time premiership player and Team of the Century member.
His stellar form across each round of the championships suggest the likes of Marvel Stadium, Kardinia Park and Launceston's York Park suggest Green is not daunted by the prospect of playing on the big stage.
And every time he stepped onto those grounds, he found himself dreaming of doing it a little more often.
"It's hard not to," Green said.
"When you run out onto Marvel Stadium with the roof over the top, there's nothing really like it. They are just amazing conditions to play in. It makes you think, 'it wouldn't be bad to play there a lot'.
"For the rest of the year I'll be playing in the NEAFL most weekends, training for the rest of the year, and hopefully come November, find my way onto a list somewhere.
"I really enjoy playing NEAFL, and particularly for the Giants. It's a good level of football to be playing in. I'm looking forward to it.
"I do really enjoy it, but it'll be good that it's a bit more laidback now. In the NEAFL, I've still got to play at a high level but there is probably not as much scrutiny on me as there is at the 18s level."
Green will take a step back from the draft spotlight as he settles back into normality with the Giants reserves.
Gone for a little while are the big grounds every rising star dreams of playing on. But the end goal of being picked up November remains the same.
For now, though, Green will get his head over the ball on humble football fields and have his head in the books off it as he resumes his bachelor of politics and international relations and bachelor of arts.
"A key to success in most things is having a balanced lifestyle, so while you've got to put a lot of effort into it, you've got to have some other things going on in your life," Green said.
"That was the idea with going to uni part-time, not only to get started on something, but also to have something else I'm focusing on instead of thinking about football the whole time."