Greene With Envy: Iowa Lands Jersey Running Back

For the second straight year, Iowa has landed a highly touted running back from New Jersey. Last year, the Hawkeyes tabbed Albert Young. Young had decommitted from Wisconsin after visiting Iowa City. This year, Shonn Greene of Winslow Township has given his verbal to Iowa, over offers from Wisconsin, Clemson and other schools. Green spoke with HN.com and The Insiders recruiting analyst Josh Clark about his commitment.

Iowa made inroads at Winslow Township last year when they signed defensive back Khalik Price last Feburary.

For the second straight year, Iowa will be adding a Winslow Township prep with the news that running back Shonn Greene gave the Hawkeyes his verbal commitment this weekend.

"I verbally committed to Iowa on my visit this weekend." Greene said.

"As soon as I arrived there, I felt like a part of the team. The players took me in as a teammate, and I clicked with all of them. I was introduced to a lot of people, and they were all great."

"I have a former teammate there in Khalik, and there are a few other Jersey guys, like my host Miguel Merrick. I'm going to come in and battle Albert Young for the running back spot."

So will Greene still take his other visits?

"No, I plan on calling all the other coaching staff's this evening. I'm strong in my commitment to Iowa, and they will just have to accept that."

Greene rushed for nearly 4,000 yards over the past three seasons and was a 2nd team all Philadelphia metro last year behind Albert Young. He is 5-11 ½, 200-pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in a reported 4.40 seconds.


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