July 3, 2010

Georgia WR Greene would welcome offer

While UConn is not one of the schools that has offered a scholarship to Georgia wide receiver Jeff Greene the Huskies have showed some interest. In fact, one of the members of the coaching staff took a trip to Fayetteville (Ga.) Starr's Mill in the spring.

An offer never came from that visit, but it served as notice that UConn would be evaluating Greene, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound prospect with plenty of upside.

Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State and South Florida are the FBS programs that have offered scholarships to Greene, and plenty of other schools are showing interest. When UConnReport.com caught up with Greene recently the talented prospect was on the road checking out one of the schools that has offered him already.

"I'm in Ohio right now with my coaches," Greene reported. "We just came from Cincinnati for a visit with them. It was just an unofficial visit -- just us stopping by. It went real well. I liked it. The facilities and everything are new up there."

Greene took a trip to Middle Tennessee earlier this summer with the parents of a friend that attends school there. He will soon be camping at Ohio State, and later this summer he will camp at Georgia. He doesn't plan on making a decision any time soon, so he wants to maximize the amount of time he spends working out for college coaches in an effort to increase his exposure.

Where does UConn fit into the picture?

"They've been recruiting me," he noted. "They had a coach -- I think it was their linebackers coach (Lyndon Johnson) -- who came up in the spring. He's talked to me a little bit. I haven't been calling them too much since then but I'd look at them. It's a school I would look at."

Location is something you might imagine would be working against UConn, as the school isn't exactly a short drive from Greene's home in Georgia. On the contrary, that isn't a problem at all for Greene.

"I'll be looking at location. It won't be the biggest thing," he said, "but I'd like to get away from home a little bit."

Greene went on to say his favorites, among the schools that have offered, are "probably Cincinnati, Mississippi State and South Florida", but he remains open to all schools that might be interested.

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