Greene Commits to USC

After spending the weekend on the USC campus with his family, San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart defensive end Kevin Greene just couldn't pass up the chance to play for the top program on the west coast, and gave his verbal commitment to Pete Carroll on Sunday.

San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart defensive end Kevin Greene listed USC and Washington State as his top two schools before taking his official visit to USC this weekend.

After spending a few days on the USC campus with his family, Greene just couldn't pass up the chance to play for the top program on the west coast, and gave his verbal commitment to Pete Carroll on Sunday.

"I told Coach Carroll today that I want to commit," Greene said. "USC is where I want to go.

"Coach Carroll said ‘hold the phone everybody, I have an announcement to make. We have a new member of the Trojan Family."

Greene said he felt honored about the chance to play at a school with great tradition like USC.

"I'm still kind of shocked," Greene said. "I still can't believe that I am on my way to becoming a USC Trojan and being a part of the history that they have. I am very fortunate."

For the three-star defensive end his official visit was a chance to not only see the football facilities, but the entire campus and student life at USC.

"It was great to get a chance to see USC and everything that they have to offer as a school," Greene said. "I had only been down there once before and only saw the practice field, so just to get to see the school and everything was great."

Along with enjoying the campus, Greene said the highlight of the trip was visiting the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and running out of the tunnel for the first time.

"We went to the Coliseum and they took us into the locker room. We went through a USC pre-game," he said. "We were yelling and the position coaches gave us a pre-game talk. It was great. Then we walked out of the tunnel. That's definitely something that I will remember and cherish for the rest of my life.

"This was the very first time that I had been to the Coliseum, and just to walk out on to that field, and think about what athletes have walked through this tunnel. It was great."

Greene, who grew up playing basketball, has only played football for the past two seasons but has proven to be a very quick study.

Standing 6-4, 235 pounds, Greene possesses great athletic ability and has tremendous upside. He is projected to play defensive end and the elephant position that Clay Matthews has made famous at USC.


Three-star defensive end Kevin Greene committed to USC on Sunday.

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