Up until now Rocky Mount’s Sherrod Greene has been a regional recruit but after being recognized as one of the top six players at the Nike Opening Regional camp held in Charlotte and earning an invite to the Opening, there’s a good chance his recruiting could take on a national flavor.
NC State was one of the first schools to offer and at 6-0, 215 pounds, had a great workout at the Pack’s camp last summer- recording a 4.57-second 40-yard dash and 31.5-inch vertical jump. He’s been a huge priority for the Wolfpack ever since although the competition for his commitment has certainly stiffened. Pack Pride caught up with him for the latest.
“My most recent offers were from Maryland and California. It’s always a good opportunity to have schools looking at you, giving you offers. But I just try to stay as humble as possible and stay focused.”
So what is Greene’s current interest level in the Pack?
“My interest level in NC State is still very high. It’s going great. The coaches are great. I just like the atmosphere there and everytime I go it just feels like home. I plan on going back to see them this summer.”
Another ACC school has ramped up their interest and Greene has taken notice.
“Virginia Tech has been making a move, but I actually haven’t had a chance to visit up there yet. I plan on going to see them though.”
Greene also had a chance to visit UNC recently and they’re another school the junior linebacker has high interest in.
“I went to UNC for their junior when they played Duke. That trip went great. It was packed. As far as basketball goes I would have to say I like Carolina.
“The schools I’m mainly looking at right now are State, Virginia Tech and UNC.”
Greene added that NC State, UNC, South Carolina and Virginia Tech are the programs he feels are recruiting him the hardest. He plans to make his decision during homecoming of his senior season.
Scout.com currently rates Greene a three-star prospect and the No. 14 inside linebacker in the nation.