JR RB Prospect Maurice Greer

With already one commitment from a prospect who plays for Denver (Col.) Mullen High, Jesse White, UCLA now focuses in on White's teammate, running back <b>Maurice Greer</b>, who is also considered one of the elite players in the state of Colorado...

Denver (Colo.) Mullen may lead the state of Colorado in top prospects in the 2005 class, and the offensive side of the ball is to thank for that. With UCLA already sporting a commitment from Mullen center Jesse White, the Bruin staff isn't done with the prep power, now turning their attention to running back Maurice Greer, 5-11, 190.

The talented ball-carrier had an outstanding junior season, rushing for 2,132 yards and 23 touchdowns, in leading Mullen to the state semifinals, where they saw their season end abruptly.

"All I am focusing on right now is our season. We have some talent coming back next year, and we want to finish the job," said Greer, who was an all-state selection.

But while the season is a main focus for him, recruiting is inevitable, and he acknowledged some of his attention is shifting towards that. "I'm hearing from Nebraska, Colorado, Oregon, Arkansas, Kansas State, Missouri and UCLA," said Greer, who is still waiting for a first offer.

Greer also hinted at a top three early on. "I'd say Colorado, Nebraska and UCLA are the three I am really looking at," said Greer.

Doing the recruiting of Greer is UCLA running backs coach Eric Bieniemy, a former CU running back that Greer is very familiar with. "Coach Bieniemy is a real cool guy. I know he played at CU."

With no offers, Greer has a long-term approach to recruiting, and believes everything will take care of itself during his senior year. "I know the offers will come, so I am not in a hurry to decide anywhere. I'll probably take my visits after the season, then decide. My focus is on the season," said Greer.

He expects his summer to be filled, with around eight different camps interesting him, though he won't attend all of them. "I'm looking at the Colorado camp, Nebraska, Oregon, Missouri, Texas, UCLA, then the Midwest Nike Camp and hopefully the San Diego Nike Camp. I just don't know where yet," said Greer.

A top track runner, Greer last visited Los Angeles as a freshman when he was in Southern California for the Mt. Sac Relays. "It was real nice. I want to take a trip out there and check UCLA out."

Greer has a 2.5 GPA and will take the SAT in June.


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