Hivera Green - Coming to Camp?

Defensive end <b>Hivera Green</b> has never been to Michigan, but the talented Conway, S.C. star wants to make a visit this summer to check out the campus and get a feel for the area. Will that be enough to convince him to make Ann Arbor home for the next four years?

"I'm going to try and get up to Michigan this summer so I can check out what it's like up there," Hivera Green said. "If it's the way I think it I will probably commit right then, but it depends on how I feel about it when I visit. I'll be looking at the environment, how I get along with the coaching staff, if I can depend on them, and really if I just feel comfortable."

Other than the Michigan camp, Hivera isn't sure if he'll attend any other camps. "I have to sit down with my coach and see about other camps," he said.

The 6 foot 5, 255 pound Conway, S.C. High School defensive end reports 15 offers, almost exclusively from southern schools, but one of those 15 does include a particular school in the north. "I got an offer from Coach Campbell and Coach Herrmann over a month ago," Hivera said. "I like the tradition at Michigan and that they are always winning. I've liked Michigan and Oklahoma since I was a kid, both schools have winning traditions and I want to play for winning school, I don't want to play for team that's on the way up, I want to play for one that's already there."

Hivera said playing time was going to be a factor in his decision. "I don't want to red-shirt, no sir," he said. "I want to be able to come in and play right away." He added that he hasn't has a chance to look at the depth charts of the schools he is interested in. If a decision doesn't come this summer at Michigan, he said he will wait and go through the entire process and decide sometime after the season.

As for strengths and weaknesses, Hivera (pronounced Javi-air) says he is quick off the ball and tenacious, and doesn't give up. "I do need to work on my pursuit ability," he said.

Hivera said he wants to major in business or engineering in college and that leaving home isn't an issue. "I have no problem going north, south, or anywhere," he said. "My folks just want me to get a degree wherever I can. There are some people around here that want me to go to South Carolina or Clemson, but that isn't anything I'm going do just because other people want me too. I need to do what's best for me."

Conway is a three-time Class 4 state runner-up, something Hivera is eager to change this year. "I want to go out a winner this year," he said. "This is my senior year and I'm tired of being second." While primarily a defensive player, Hivera said he is going to play a variety of positions this year both on offense and defense. He reports 120 tackles, five sacks, five caused fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

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