Greene has Eastern Ties and RU Offer

Nowadays, most collegiate programs are playing 2 to 3 running backs a game to make up for the athleticism, parity, and depth in college football. The days of the feature-back are slowly fading as teams utilize a multitude of 'backs, each of which offers something unique in comparison to his teammates.

Mustafa Greene has arrived not necessarily to end the trend but to slow it down a bit and show you what a feature back looks like.

Greene is a 6'1 193 lb. complete running back from Irmo H.S. in South Carolina, where he is one of the top players in the state. He has a multitude of offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Clemson, Maryland and Syracuse. Obviously, the offer most interesting to SOR readers is his offer from the Scarlet Knights.

He mentioned, "Rutgers is great. I was originally born in Brooklyn and my whole family is out there. Rutgers would be a good spot for me to be because my family could see me play. As soon as I got the offer, I called them and they were real excited and proud of me. I already drive down there every couple months anyway so Rutgers is definitely a good option".

Family atmosphere, strong coaching, and the possibility for early playing time are huge factors in his collegiate assessment.

The 1st Team All- Region selection went on to describe his running style; "I am a downhill runner. I read my blocks well and don't waste a lot of movement. I also have the jets to get to the endzone when the opportunity presents itself. I definitely don't back down from defenders. I would rather run over them."

In 2008, although he missed 5 complete games due to a shoulder injury, he still managed to run for an astounding 1,300 yards and score 17 TD's. Unbelievably, Mustafa seems to be disappointed in this past season and claims to be even better than his performance.

His goals for next season are to remain healthy, eclipse the 2,000 rushing yard mark and prove to be the best player in the state. He currently works out with the track team in the off-season to increase his speed and stay in shape year-round for football. He was recently invited to the Big Time Showcase at Rutgers Stadium on May 7th, which he plans to attend and displayed his vast skill set.

In closing, he mentioned, "The thing most important to me is remaining a good person on the field as well as off. My mother always taught me to be that way. I feel that has aided me in my success."

SOR will keep you informed as to the recruitment of this terrific young man.

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