Offers Are Few, But Impressive

St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) is one of the top prep football programs in the country and Notre Dame has become a fixture in head coach George Smith's office over the past several years. A new recruiting year and a new coach at Notre Dame, and it doesn't appear that things will change that drastically, as the Irish have their sights set on wide receiver Rashad Greene.

Notre Dame was at St Thomas Aquinas throughout the 2009 season, but wide receiver Rashad Greene (6-foot-1, 170-pounds) was just settling in at one of the nation's top high school football programs after transferring from Westover High School in Albany, Ga.

"That was my first year, so I really didn't have much contact with them," Greene responded when asked if he had spoken with the former Notre Dame coaching staff. "I have family down here, and It's a great school, so I thought I'd try to make the change. We have a great program, and we have a lot of players that go on to play in college. I heard the competition here in South Florida was really good, so I wanted to see it for myself. It's also a great academic school and I have a 4.0 g.p.a."

Although Greene didn't speak with the Notre Dame staff in the past, they were aware of him. Once Brian Kelly turned his attention to the 2011 recruiting class, Green was one of the first prospects he reached out to.

"They've already offered me," green explained. "It really didn't really surprise me, because they were recruiting me last season. One day I got my mail and I had mail from Notre Dame. I called coach Alford and he told me that I had a scholarship offer from Notre Dame.

"I talk to coach Alford. They obviously have a new coach and they're running a new offense… they're running the spread and they plan on throwing the ball… I'm definitely interested in them. I know they have a great tradition and they've had great players in their program."

Greene only has four other scholarship offers at this time. While the number isn't impressive, the list of schools is.

"My first offer was from Florida," he explained. "I have an offer from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida State. I have a lot of mail, but I really haven't had a chance to go through all my mail. All the doors are open, and I'm just looking for the right place I fit."

During his junior season, Green caught 31 passes for 510 yards and 10 touchdowns.


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