He earned it and then showed he belonged at the UnderArmour All-America Game.
Despite not getting any offers early on, Greenlee diligently went to camp after camp, the summer culminating with his selection to the Elite 11, an MVP performance at the regionals in Las Vegas the month before getting him on the stage.
Then came his selection to the UA Game, and his time in Orlando was better than he ever expected.
"It's just a big honor, growing up, looking and knowing all the players who made the NFL from this game," said Greenlee. "It was one of my big dreams in high school to make one of these games. The competition and the practices were tough. Everyone is good, but it's been such a good experience."
Greenlee committed to Fresno State during the fall, and he was doing his part to represent the Bulldogs in Orlando.
"It's definitely a big deal to be in the game and I have to represent Fresno State so I had to talk to some of the undecided guys and see what's up," said Greenlee.
Greenlee will enter Fresno State with returning starter Derek Carr back for his senior season, and Greenlee is thrilled to be able to learn from him.
"It's definitely an advantage coming in and learning from an experienced quarterback coming back," said Greenlee. "It would be cool to play as a true freshman, I don't know if I'll redshirt, but it will be cool to sit back and learn everything from him and work and try and get to that second spot."
Greenlee was excited to see how the Bulldogs played throughout the year under first-year coach Tim DeRuyter.
"They have some really good weapons, they're young and they have a lot of sophomores," said Greenlee. "I talked to Coach DeRuyter before the bowl game and then talked to Coach Schramm before I got to Orlando and he told me do my best and to represent my family and team."