Green Helps South Carolina Team To Win

Conway, S.C., defensive line prospect Hivera Green participated in Saturday's Shrine Bowl all-star game in Spartanburg, S.C. He provides an update on where things stand with his visit schedule as well as with Ohio State.

Conway, S.C., defensive lineman Hivera Green spent the past week in preparations for the Shrine Bowl in Spartanburg, S.C.

Green (6-5, 270, 4.8) helped the South Carolina all-stars claim a 35-21 win over the North Carolina team during Saturday's Shrine Bowl.

"It was a lot of fun," said Green, whose first name is pronounced Ha-ve-air. "I had a lot of tackles. I don't know how many."

Green is ranked as South Carolina's No. 7 overall prospect and as the nation's 31st-best defensive end by Scout.com. As a senior, Green had 140 tackles (90 solos) and eight sacks. His team ended up a stellar 11-2.

"I just know where the ball is at on the field," Green said. "I think I'm a good pass rusher. I have good speed. I think I have good game strength and I play with good technique."

Green has visits set with South Carolina Jan. 7, Clemson Jan. 14 and Virginia Tech Jan. 21. All of those schools have offered. Green has also heard some from Ohio State and said he would consider a visit if offered.

"I have not received an offer from them," Green said. "I know they were supposed to call me. I talked to (recruiting coordinator John) Peterson. He told me he believed I could go in there and compete to play right away.

"I am keeping my options open right now. I have probably followed Clemson and Virginia Tech the closest. South Carolina has come into the picture since Steve Spurrier has arrived. I don't think I would have been there with Lou Holtz and his staff."

Green had previously flirted with a scholarship offer from Michigan. But when UM filled all of its spots on the defensive line, there was no room for him in this year's class.

Green is qualified academically with a 3.4 GPA and an 18 on the ACT.


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