FTU Green rod (non recoil eyes) are decent rods. The blanks and components are from China, but most blanks are from China these days.
Personally, I would look at the Castaway Skeleton rod, they range from $130-$270. They are ridiculously light, have a great real seat and have a great split grip, perfect length. Not to mention the rod looks awesome, has a stealthy look.
The other option is the Salinity series by Waterloo. Obviously, at $180 the blanks are not going to be the blanks used for their other rods, but I am sure the blanks are legit. They make a straight grip and a split grip, I personally have not seen the split grip. I believe the Salinity is carried at Academy and I know we have them at FTU.