Greene Getting UW Looks

After a stellar season on the junior college circuit, Chula Vista (CA.) Southwestern College cornerback Rashad Greene has started to pick up Division 1 interest. With the Badgers needing to replace three seniors in the secondary before next season, Wisconsin has started to take a closer look at Greene.

MADISON - With Wisconsin losing three senior defensive backs following the 2012 season, Coach Gary Andersen and his staff have identified the secondary as the biggest position of need for the upcoming season.

With a lot of young, unproven talent competing for playing time during spring practices, Andersen and his staff are looking for depth in the junior college ranks. Chula Vista (CA.) Southwestern College cornerback Rashad Greene was a big playmaker for the Jaguars. "We went 10-1 this season and won our bowl game," Greene told Badger Nation. "I played wide receiver half the season and the other half defensive back. I prefer defensive back, though. Over this season I had 17 catches for 222 yards with two touchdowns on the offensive side. The defensive side I (had) 18 tackles, four interceptions and five pass break ups in six games. I also had six kick returns for 223 yards."

Greene hasn't dipped his feet in the recruiting waters yet, but has started to receive steady interest following his impressive season. Having gotten initial interest from Nevada and Western Kentucky, the 6-1, 175-pound Greene was contacted Sunday by Wisconsin and new defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.

"Wisconsin just told me they have watched my film and talked to my coach, but also that they really liked my film, too" Greene said. "They are going to talk to me in a couple days again. Coach Aranda seemed real cool, like someone I can get along with. I know it is a winning program and they produce many NFL players. It is a good school all around and it is very cold.

"If Wisconsin was my first offer, then it would mean a lot. It would be a 10. I would commit if I got the offer."

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, it's not surprised that distance doesn't play a factor for Greene in making his college choice, which is why he plans on visiting all the different places that show him interest.

That way, Greene can show the coaching staff the kind of skills he's bringing to the table.

"I would say that I'm very athletic on the offensive and defensive side of the ball," said Greene. "I can do kick returns, so I am a very versatile athlete. If the football is coming my way, then a big play is about to happen."

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