2015 Recruit Expects Early Maryland Offer

Washington D.C. wide receiver has seen the Terps play twice and lists Maryland in his top five.

Jabari Greenwood's only a sophomore, but this 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver is already drawing interest from his hometown Maryland Terrapins.

Greenwood is anticipating an offer, his first, from the Terps after visiting College Park twice this season, for the William and Mary and Florida State games. Greenwood has also attended the Maryland 1 Day Skills Camp held in College Park over the summer.

Greenwood was impressed with how he was treated during his first visit this season, when he took in the William and Mary-Maryland game.

"I enjoyed my visit at the University of Maryland a lot,” Greenwood said. “This was my first visit to a school and I really didn't know what to expect. When I got there they were awaiting me and knew my name. [Offensive coordinator Mike] Locksley came out and showed me around.cCoach Locksley was real cool and made me feel relaxed. He then took me to meet with [Head] coach Edsell, which I had met during Maryland 1 Day Camp. It was cool that coach Edsell took a brief moment to speak with me before the game. I also had the chance to speak with Stefon Diggs and he told me how much he loved Maryland and how much the students loved him".

Right now Greenwood says numerous schools, not just Maryland, are showing interest in him. That list includes USC, Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia. Many of those schools he's planning to visit.

So far, Greenwood, has only visited and attended camp at Maryland, but he plans to change that this upcoming spring and summer. Greenwood plans to visit Penn State, Rutgers, USC, Notre Dame, and West Virginia. Greenwood also aims to check out Oregon when he's in town for a Christmas basketball tournament.

Greenwood plays for a local AAU team, Team Takeover, which was one reason he's visited so few schools and attended so few camps this past summer. But while Greenwood has a perfect basketball body, his heart lies with the pigskin.

"I don't think I will play basketball in college,” Greenwood said. “My heart and love is in football. I play basketball just because I'm pretty good at it without really training. I think about football all of the time. All day everyday. Football is something I can see myself doing for a very long time."

And his love for football has paid off. This year, Greenwood, led his team, Gonzaga College High School (Washington D.C.), in catches, with 31, receiving yards, with 437, and receiving touchdowns, with 4. He also averaged 14.1 yards per catch.

Greenwood models his game off another big-play, tall wide receiver, the Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson.

"I model my football game after Calvin Johnson because he is a big receiver that run great routes, has great hands, and plays very physical,” Greenwood said. “Everyone sees the touchdowns but I also watch and admire the way that he blocks.”

Greenwood also played outside linebacker occasionally for Gonzaga, but says most colleges are recruiting him as a receiver.

Gonzaga finished the season 8-3, losing to DeMatha Catholic in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference's semifinals, leaving Greenwood with multiple facets of his game to work on improving for next season.

"I want to add 10-15 pounds of muscle,” Greenwood said.

He also plans on improving his route running and working on becoming faster through refining his running technique.

But like any other teenager Greenwood wants to enjoy his off-season.

"[I want to] have fun visiting schools.”


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