Former Fresno State football commit A.J Greeley may not hold a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs anymore, but that doesn’t mean the Fresno, Calif., Fresno City College defensive back wants to venture out and pursue other colleges.
In fact, Greeley has told Scout that he’s hoping he can still play inside Bulldog Stadium and line up for new head coach Jeff Tedford.
Greeley, a former Edison High star who committed to the Bulldogs in April 2014, has spent his last year improving his academics and even landed on the dean’s list at FCC. He’s set to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts come May 2017.
Greeley’s grades reportedly dipped to 2.4 while at Edison. He managed to raise his GPA to as high as 3.5 while suiting up for the Rams. He’s hoping his renewed interest in academics can spark a renewed interest for the Bulldogs.
“Fresno State is still on my list to go to, even if I don't play football or I walk on,” Greeley told Scout. “Hopefully I can get a re-offer. I've really turned my mindset around after high school.”
Greeley said that he was in contact with Jimmy Morimoto before the director of player personnel was let go by Tedford. However, Greeley added that he built a rapport with J.D. Williams when the coach was at UNLV, the same J.D. Williams who is getting ready to join Tedford’s first staff.
The three-star prospect Greeley turned down offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Utah and Washington State to join the Bulldogs for their 2015 cycle. He was recruited heavily by former defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson, who has since moved on to Memphis.
In nine games, the 6-foot, 205-pound Greeley tallied 17 tackles and one interception for the 5-5 Rams.