Huskies have Greene in their sights

A skilled pass-rusher is something every defense needs and Sacred Heart (San Francisco) LB/DE Kevin Greene is a player who fits that bill to a tee. He already has four offers to his name and Washington is a school that, while they haven't offered yet, they could be close to extending a full-ride in the very near future.

Up until his junior season in 2007, Greene, who also shares his name with one of the top pass-rushers in the NFL in the mid-90's, had been a basketball player.

"I grew up playing basketball, I mean, it's all I did when I was a kid," Greene said while practicing with his AAU team -- the Oakland Soldiers. "It's a fun game because you have to finesse things at times, but you can also use your power to your advantage."

And boy has Greene done that.

While averaging a solid 15 points per game, Greene also contributes an astounding 18 rebounds per game as well.

Even though Greene has called the hardwood home for most of his life, he seemed to feel very comfortable on the gridiron in his only season of football, totaling 45 tackles and an eye-popping 17 sacks.

"It just sorta came naturally for me," Greene said. "Honestly, I didn't even use that much technique because I'd never really been taught that."

Green uses his 6-4, 250 pound frame well, able to fend off blockers with his long arms while also holding strong at the point of attack with his excellent lower-body strength.

On the recruiting front, Greene already has four offers to his name -- Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon and Washington State -- and the Huskies have also made overtures.

"Washington has offered my teammate (Dasarte Yarnway) so they've obviously seen a lot of film of our team," Greene said. "They've been recruiting me since the spring and I talked to coach (Tim) Lappono for a while a week or two ago.

"He said they really liked me at defensive end because of my explosiveness and he also told me they like how I can get to the quarterback."

Greene said he's still open to everyone who wants to recruit him and that he doesn't plan to make an early decision.

"I really like all the teams recruiting me," Greene said. "I'm going to wait and take all of my trips before I make any sort of a decision, so schools can still get in on me if they decide they like what they see.

"I went up to Cal's camp and they were really impressed with me and Washington is another school that I'm going to be watching this fall.

"Once I start to narrow things down a little during the season, that's when I'll set up my visits."

Greene and his teammates begin two-a-days in mid August.

We'll continue to track this talented prospect as the weeks and months roll along and update things as they change.

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