Napa (Calif.) Vintage defensive lineman Jordan Greenlee has been described as a potential late steal by Scout.com’s Greg Biggins, citing his size and athleticism on defense and his run blocking on offense as a tight end. San Jose State is one of several schools keeping in touch with the Northern California prospect to potentially land him late in the process.
For the Spartan’s final home game of the season on Nov. 27 versus Boise State, Greenlee was in attendance as an unofficial visitor.
“It was cool to visit,” Greenlee said. “The game day experience is pretty cool. I had a lot of fun. I didn’t really get a chance to talk to any of the coaches, but other than that, the whole game day experience was really cool.”
The trip to SJSU was his third time seeing the school and the second time to be on hand for a game.
Defensive line coach James Jones has been his primary recruiter, but he has talked to defensive coordinator Greg Robinson and assistant coaches Rolin and Staab.
Greenlee played defensive end, linebacker and tight end in his senior season. San Jose State is recruiting him specifically at defense end. Greenlee projects as a defensive lineman in the Spartans’ 4-3 defense and would likely be a outside linebacker if he were recruited by a 3-4 defense.
“Over the summer I improved more on my quickness, getting off the ball quicker,” Greenlee said. “I think that helped me improve a lot this year. I was getting a lot more sacks and a lot more tackles and just doing my job better overall.”
The 2016 prospect holds FCS offers and says he has been talking most with SJSU, Fresno State, Michigan, San Diego State, Washington and Washington State. He holds a preferred walk-on offer from Michigan.
“I just hope that I keep talking to coaches and build better relationships so I can feel comfortable with schools,” Greenlee said. “Hopefully I get some more offers.”