Coach Speak: Farrod Green

Wesson High head football coach Ronald Greer has seen some talented football players during his lengthy career coaching on the high school level. The latest college level prospect to develop under Greer's direction is Mississippi State verbal Farrod Green. Greer reports that Green's best football lies ahead.

Farrod Green profile

"Farrod has been a really good player for us," said Greer who has coached Green for three seasons. "He had a really good spring and a really good summer and he's a better football player because of it.

"He really dedicated himself to the weight room and he's a bigger, more physical player now.

"He has all of the tools to be successful."

Over the course of the last two years, Green has transformed himself from a lanky high school wide receiver into his home state's top tight end prospect.

"He was a good blocker last year," said Greer. "He's even better this year, because he's so much stronger and so much more physical.

"He has a lot more confidence in all of that now, because he realizes he can be a lot more physical.

"We don't have a traditional type quarterback that can get him the ball a lot.

"We're not going to throw it thirty to forty times a game.

"We're still pretty much an option football team, but we have to find a way to get him more touches.

"I am not sure if we don't need to pitch it to him or just hand him the football and let him go make some plays for us.

"I know we need to get him the ball in whatever way we can."

The veteran coach reports that Green is just beginning to realize his true potential and that his development has hit a new level.

"I really believe that his best football is in front of him," said Greer. "We want to see it here too.

"We really need him to be a guy who makes plays for us this year, because we need him.

"He's really dedicated himself this year and we're glad to see it."

Green comes from a football family. The son of long time assistant coach Calvin Green, Farrod has grown up around the game.

In addition to his prowess on the gridiron, the talented senior is well respected as member of the Wesson High student body.

"Farrod is a good kid," said Greer. "He really, really is.

"He just has a good demeanor."

Wesson High will host Sumrall this Friday night in the home opener for the Cobras.

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