The way Fayetteville safety Dre Greenlaw (6-1, 220) sees it, he's got a win-win scenario staring him in the face.
Either the current Arkansas State commit will he'll get a chance to play for the team he grew up dreaming of being a part of – Arkansas – or he'll get a chance to play for his adopted dad and a very successful Red Wolves program.
“An offer from Arkansas would be such a big accomplishment,” Greenlaw said. “It has just been my dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks/. It's hard being committed to Arkansas State and knowing that you have got another team out there that you have always wanted to go to that is looking at you and evaluating you.
“I am always going to love the Hogs,” Greenlaw added. “If they offer me, I am going to consider them big time. I will just talk to my parents about it and see what they think about it. Either way it goes, I am going to ball out so it doesn't matter.”
That family includes Arkansas State assistant coach and adopted dad Brian Early, who was an Arkansas defensvie quality control coach last season and is now the Red Wolves' defensive line coach.
Greenlaw is scheduled to be at the Arkansas Elite Camp on July 24, but there is some uncertainty there.
“That's the plan, but I am not sure if I am still going to be able to do that,” Greenlaw said. “I have to go to Jonesboro for a Big Pack thing (July 20) so I am going to do that first. I am going to talk to my parents and see if I will be able to go down there or not.”
While he plays safety in high school, he may be headed to a different spot in college.
“I think I am more of a nickel back, an outside linebacker,” Greenlaw said. “It just depends on whereever they want to play me at."
He may have already had an offer from Arkansas to consider if he had been healthy this spring and been able to particpate in one of their June camps.
“It feels good to be able to come back and contribute for my team and be able to be a leader and kind of help the young pups and hopefullu come back and win state,” Greenlaw said.
Greenlaw competed in the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase this weekend as the Purple Bulldogs won their first 10 games before being upset by Harrison 32-27 in the Elite Eight round of bracket play.
Perhaps the team's biggest question is at quarterback where junior Jack Lindsey and sophomore Taylor Powell are competing for the starting job.
“They are getting a lot more confident and I think they are able to make every pass,” Greenlaw said. “It's just if they can read defenses or not. I feel like they have been doing good. They did good in the spring and they are looking good out here. I feel like whichever it is going to be, we are going to have a great season and help us bring the state title back.”
Greenlaw's Options Are Win-Win
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