Greene Enjoyed His Trip To Columbus

It's not too early to begin to look ahead to the class of 2011. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Rashad Greene has already established himself as a top prospect in the junior class. Greene ventured north along with his teammates last Saturday to play in the Herbstreit Classic in Columbus. Bill Greene was on hand and spoke to this young star.

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas junior wide receiver Rashad Greene is starting to turn heads with his play on the football field. Greene, 6-2 and 175 pounds, displayed a combination of speed and athleticism last Saturday against Upper Arlington in the Herbstreit Classic played in Columbus.

Although he didn't put up spectacular numbers in the 52-7 victory, it was quite evident that Greene is an elite talent at the wide receiver position.

"It feels good that we played well here in Ohio," Greene told following the game. "I'm all about my team playing well, not how I play. We need to get home and get back to work. We can get a lot better than we were today. Our coaches put us in position to win and all we have to do is listen to what they say."

After transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas from Westover High School in Georgia, Greene seems to be enjoying his time with the Raiders.

"It feels good playing here and I love it here," he said. "I get to go against the best defensive backs in the country every day in practice in Cody Riggs, Lamarcus Joyner and Keion Payne. They make me a better player, as do all my teammates. The coaching here is unbelievable and I'm lucky to be a part of this team. Coach [Cris] Carter has been a big help to me. He played in the NFL and he works with me all the time, challenging me to get better."

Greene, who had more than 600 yards receiving and scored 10 touchdowns as a sophomore, attended the University of Florida's Friday Night Lights camp and did quite well by all accounts. He lists the Gators as his favorite school, but a new name has popped up on his list following last weekend's visit to Columbus, Ohio.

"I don't get too worked up over colleges yet," he stated. "I like Florida and Georgia a lot, and I like the SEC as a conference. After this weekend I have to say I'm interested in Ohio State also. This was a great experience being up here and I'd like to come back here again. This is a great place to play and I know they have a lot of Florida guys on the roster. A lot of those guys came out today to see us play and they seem to be doing well here. Florida is probably on top for me, but there's a lot of time to worry about that stuff later on. Right now, I'm just concentrating on trying win another national championship for St. Thomas."

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