By all accounts, Chad Green had a successful season with the Northern Nash Knights. Although the Knights lost to Asheville's A.C. Reynolds 14-7 in the State championship, they were able to finish the season with an overall record of 12-4. Green was a big part of that, playing defensive end as well as tight end on the offense. While missing the first three games with a broken collar bone he still managed to sack the quarterback 10 times.
Chad was able to take his official trip to Raleigh this past weekend and, according to him, he had a great time. "I got to see the campus for the first time. We also went to the stadium. It was real big and real nice. The new football facility will be ready by the time I get there. I think they said the press box would be ready in 18 months."
Chad also got to spend some time with Coach Manny Diaz, who is his primary recruiter. "I got to see Coach Diaz. They are looking at me playing linebacker or defensive end. They have left it up to me. It should be fun next year. State plays Ohio State and Texas Tech."
Chad feels he close to qualifying as well. "I scored 800 on the SAT. I think I can get the qualifying score. The coaches think so, too. I am scheduled to take it again at the end of this month."
It also seems that Green has a back-up plan in the works. "If I can't get the score, we are talking about me going to prep school in South Carolina. Hopefully things will work out though."
The trip did nothing to keep Green from being firm in his commitment to NC State. "I'm solid for North Carolina State. No doubt."
Chad also spent some time with his fellow recruits while in Raleigh. "I got to know Reggie (Davis) pretty good. He committed while he was there. Turk (McBride) was real nice, too. I think Dorien (Bryant) wanted to commit as well, but I'm not sure if he did or not."
Chad's brother David plans on being a walk-on for NC State as a Wide Receiver. We asked Chad about his brother's future plans. "He is going up to Raleigh tomorrow to check on some classes. He is planning to enroll in August."