'I Miss Home'

Hinds Community College defensive end Chad Green has completed his football career at the junior college and is now focusing on academics.

"We didn't win the championship, but I had a good year," Chad Green told Pack Pride. "I was Defensive Player of the Year and an All-American for this season."

Green, who was placed at Hinds by NC State after signing with the Wolfpack in 2003, was named 1st Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association and Defensive Player of the Year in the state of Mississippi after his stellar sophomore season where he led Hinds in tackles and tackles for loss.

At 6'5 and 240 pounds, the talented defensive end is blessed with 4.5 speed and is an outstanding playmaker. His strong play led to offers from programs such as Southern California, LSU, Ole Miss, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and NC State among others.

"Man, I've got plenty of offers," Green said. "I was suppose to visit Ole Miss, USC, Florida, and Tennessee, but I canceled them. I'm committed to NC State, and I am just going to visit them on the 28th.

"I talked to [NC State safeties] coach Manny Diaz last week, and he's suppose to come up this week to see me."

Firmly committed to NC State, Green will take his official visit the last weekend in January before signing on National Signing Day. He admits that he's ready to return home and play for the Wolfpack.

"I miss home," he said. "I'm just ready to get back to North Carolina. My brother plays at State and it's going to be fun to play with him on that defense.

"They just fly around the ball and make plays. That's what I do so I know I'll fit in good."

Green is considered a four-star prospect by Scout.com and is arguably the nation's top junior college defensive end prospect. He will have three years to play two at NC State. He hopes to be in Raleigh this June for summer workouts.

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