After landing a scholarship offer from NC State in January, Greene had to wait a few more months before picking up his second... and his third arrived the same day.
"Last week I was offered by both South Carolina and Western Carolina," said Greene. "I have a workout with Duke this week, and I think that's probably going to be my next offer.
"After that, I know Auburn wants me to come up for a visit and West Virginia wants me to go there for a camp in July so they can evaluate me."
Greene attended a workout at South Carolina that led to his offer from the Gamecocks.
"They really liked
what I could do."
"I went down to South Carolina's camp, and I got to work out with Coach Spurrier Jr. at wide receiver and coach Beamer, their defensive backs coach," said Greene. "They put me through some drills, and they really liked what I could do. They contacted me back last Wednesday to inform me that I had an offer. They said they are offering me as a defensive back and a return specialist."
Because he already has an offer from NC State, Greene isn't sure if he will camp with the Wolfpack.
"I talked to coach Bible at State, and he said I really didn't have to go to camp unless I really wanted to," said Greene. "He told me they already know what I can do."
A two-time all-conference selection for Leesville Road, Greene is one of the area's top talents. He finished the season with 45 catches for 704 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 110 yards rushing and a score and also returned two kicks for touchdowns. Defensively, Greene tallied 50 tackles and three interceptions from his cornerback position.
At 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds, Greene likely projects as a cornerback on the next level, but could play slot receiver and will definitely impact on special teams.
"We try to use Zach as much as possible because he's a special player," said Leesville Road head coach David Green. "He's one of those guys that you want on the field all of the time because he is a great athlete and a fierce competitor.
"We use him all over the field. We play him at in the slot where we can put him in motion for reverses and pitches, he was a major threat at wide receiver, and he really came on for us late in the year at cornerback. Also he's very, very dangerous in the return game."
"We did a lot offensively to try to get the ball in his hands," added coach Green. "Defensively Zach is really good in pass coverage and by the end of the year he was strong in run support. He got tougher and tougher the more he was out there. He does a great job. He really played a lot bigger than he is, particularly late in the season and into the playoffs."
NC State knows all about Greene. He camped with the Wolfpack last spring and ran a blistering 4.4 on grass and in cleats during workouts. He also has major ties to NC State. His father, Dwayne, played safety and kick returner for the Wolfpack in the early 1980s, and Zach's mother is also an alum.
"My mother and father went there so I've definitely got some family ties," Greene previously told Pack Pride. "Growing up in Raleigh I've been exposed to NC State all of my life so I know what they are about. I like coach O'Brien and the coaching staff. I like the way they run things over there and the kind of people they are bringing in to run his system. He's really into character guys and a part of his plan is to win a national championship."
"I want to enjoy
my senior year."
As it stands now, two teams lead the way for Greene.
"The two that stick out to me are NC State and South Carolina," he stated. "I really liked my visit down there, and I like what they had to offer. They are definitely in the mix.
"I really like the coaches at both places. At State, I'm really familiar with the staff and have connected with the coaches through all of my visits. At South Carolina, I got to interact with the position coaches that I would work with. I had a good time."
A decision from Greene could come over the next few months.
"I would like to make it before my season starts so I can get it over with," he said. "It would be out of the way before my senior year starts. I want to enjoy my senior year."
Scouting Report: "There will likely be few prospects on NC State's board this year any more athletic that Zach Greene. His foot speed, acceleration and change of direction are amazing and Greene routinely squirts through the smallest gaps and then explodes upfield. He is most dangerous in the open field and that is most apparent on special teams. Greene shows great vision and the instincts to find the seams and creases consistently on kickoffs. Another impressive facet when Greene has the ball in his hands are his tremendous reaction time. It seemingly takes a fraction of a second for him to identify a defender's momentum and use a blistering cut to get past him.
"Greene shows solid hands and he obviously thrived with Thomas Wilson heading up the Leesville passing game. He shows the toughness to go across the middle and his speed affords him the opportunity to get himself open regularly.
"All of the attributes that make Greene special on offense and special teams could ultimately make him a super cornerback. At this point he appears more comfortable with the ball in his hands and just being creative. However, his quick feet, speed and reaction time give him all the tools he needs to emerge at defensive back. He will need to add size and time to improve his technique but that will come.
"Overall, Greene is a special athlete with the ability to make eye-popping plays at almost anytime and at a variety of positions." - Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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