Hometown: Irmo, South Carolina
High School: Irmo High School
Notes: Looking for a tailback to complete the 2010 class, NC State got their man. Irmo (SC) star Mustafa Greene verbally committed to the Wolfpack last week after a lengthy recruiting process.
With scholarship offers on the table from NC State, Rutgers, Georgia, Alabama, and Syracuse among others, Greene narrowed his list to NC State and Rutgers before reaching his final decision.
"It was a tough decision but when I listed my pros and cons NC State had more pros," said Greene following his commitment. "There were a lot of things I liked about NC State. I like the playing time situation at my position, and I like the players on the team. I also like Raleigh and I think NC State will be a great place to go to college. Another thing is I like that they play on grass while Rutgers has turf."
Greene is rated the No. 45 running back in the nation by Scout.com. As a senior he rushed for nearly 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns despite missing six games with an ankle injury.
"I feel like I have great vision and can run around guys or through them," said Greene. "I like making plays and helping my team win games."
Coach Quote: "I've been coaching running backs for 20 years and Mustafa is definitely the best that I've ever coached. He has great vision and excellent reaction time. He makes a cut and he's already moving downfield on the next cut. He has a lot of God-given talent and ability... things you can't coach.
"He is also a very physical runner. He runs really hard and when he is about to get tackled he gets his shoulders and pads low... you're going to feel it and pay the price when you tackle him." Irmo Running Backs Coach David Pitts
Scouting Report: "A one cut downhill runner with great acceleration towards the line of scrimmage and gets behind his pads well to create extra yardage after contact.
"Vision allows him ability to find a cutback lane, though he is not a wiggler trying to always find ways to get to daylight but rather wants to run North and South. Has the frame to add lower body size to become a power back, though frequently injured in the past and durability is a concern." -- Scout.com
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