Focus '08: Bashir Greene

Hailing from a high school that has produced some of the best athletes in New Jersey, Bashir Greene will look to add himself to the names of the many Elizabeth H.S standouts that have played on the major college level.

Bashir Greene is an athlete that comes from a program (Elizabeth High School) that Rutgers fans are quite familiar with. The school features some of the top athletes in the state of New Jersey.

As a junior, Greene was a second string quarterback and played wide receiver in certain packages. Greene really shined on the defensive side of the ball, as a safety. He was credited for only giving up one touchdown all season. Greene's team featured a strong front seven and most of credit went to the pass rush so Greene has a goal to duplicate are better last years numbers of seven tackles, 2 interceptions, and 2 pass breakups.

Playing for a team that finished the season 12-1 and a state championship may be enough for some people, but Greene feels like he can do more in 2008.

Greene, a modest 5' 11" going 180 pounds, benches 190 pounds and squats 360lbs thinks in order for him to get colleges to notice him he will concentrate on being the starting wide out and hopes that camping at Rutgers this year will help him showcase his skills.

Greene is a frequent visitor on the Rutgers website and lists the Knights as his front runner. Former Elizabeth alumni and current Rutgers WR Keith Taylor has been giving Greene the heads up on Rutgers. Although a Rutgers offer will likely play a prominent role in where Greene will go to college, there are a few other schools that have strong interest. Greene claims offers from Hostra and Union University. Along with these two schools, Wesley College (Delaware) is a school that Greene has visited and felt comfortable at, and he enjoyed the campus and educational programs. But he plans on letting his senior season play out before making a final decision.

The basketball court is another place where Greene stands out. His performance on the hardwood is apparently so good that his friends feel that it is his best sport. But he thinks his upside in football is greater and has set his sights on going out and proving them wrong.

Greene still has the flavor of beating Phillipsburg high school last year on Rutgers home field and would like nothing more then to capture that feeling for the next four years at the birth place of college football.


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