Jeff Greene Makes His Choice

Starrs Mill receiver Jeff Greene was unable to participate in any camps this summer because of a broken hand. One of those camps that he had planned to attend was at Georgia Tech. Today he made the short trip to Georgia Tech and left with good news for himself and Georgia Tech fans.

Jeff Greene - Profile

Greene received a call from Coach "Buzz" Preston inviting him to campus and he and his parents made the trip to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech. "Coach Preston has been recruiting me and he wanted me and my family to come in for a visit and to talk with the coaches." Greene met with Coach Preston and then spent an hour with Coach Paul Johnson.

Coach Johnson talked to Greene about how they were recruiting the receiver position. "He said that I was one of the receivers they wanted and the other two were a receiver who committed to Georgia and one from Seattle, Washington," said Greene. "It was great to know that I was one of the top targets."

After they had talked for a while, Coach Johnson handed Greene his written offer. "He asked if I wanted to come to Georgia Tech and I told him I was making my commitment right now." Georgia Tech was a school that Greene liked from the start. "I knew once I had an offer I was going to make a commitment."

As is the case with all recruits, Coach Johnson talked to Greene about his policy on no more visits after making a commitment. "He laid it out in the fashion that if you commit to a girl in marriage you don't go visiting another girl to see if you made the right choice." Johnson told Jeff that once he's committed to a player that he wants that player to be committed to him and Georgia Tech.

Prior to receiving the offer from Tech, Greene had already received quite a few offers. "I had offers from Mississippi State, Cincinnati, South Florida, Duke, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, and East Carolina." Following his decision to commit to Tech, Greene will be calling the other schools to let them know of his decision and to let them know that his recruitment is over.

Greene and Johnson talked in great detail about the Tech offense. "Coach Johnson told me that the notion that we will not pass isn't true and that if the player is a play maker they will find ways to get them the ball." They talked about Demaryius Thomas and his role in the offense last season. "I'm not worried about it one bit," said Greene. "I know if I come in and prove that I am a play maker Coach Johnson will make great use of me in the offense."

Another thing Johnson and Greene talked abut was the possibility of playing time as a freshman. "He told me to look at Stephen Hill and look at how much playing time he got last season." Greene knows that Coach Johnson won't waste his eligibility unless he will get significant playing time. "Whatever helps the team the most I will do."

Jeff wasn't the only one that liked the trip to Georgia Tech. Jeff's parents were pleased with the trip. "They loved it and were glad I was able to get the offer and go ahead and commit to Georgia Tech," said Greene. "They love the academics Tech has to offer and it's close to home."

Greene hopes to major in Sports Management. "Coach Johnson showed us how the management degree would afford me the same thing." Greene was happy to be able to attend a school that is great both academically and academically. "I know getting into sports management will not be a problem with a degree from Georgia Tech."

One of the traits that Greene obviously feels is his best is his height. "In high school I am a physical player and love battling for the ball and going up to get it." One of the things Jeff will be working on is his speed. "I know I can get faster so I will work hard on that before I get to college."


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