Lovejoy ATH Looking for Offers

Lovejoy (Ga.) safety/quarterback prospect Michael Greene is coming off a big junior year and he's getting interest from several top colleges in the early part of the recruiting process.

Lovejoy safety/quarterback prospect Michael Greene is already receiving interest from several schools from around the country.

"I'm getting letters and texts from Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Texas, Stanford and Georgia," said Greene. "I think Auburn is probably recruiting me the hardest. They are swamping me with letters.  I've talked to Coach Tommy Tuberville and I think they are very interested in me."

"I got a call from Stanford today and they said they were very interested in me.  They are recruiting me as an athlete and they want me to send them more game film."

Greene didn't play a whole lot on defense last year.  For a large part of the season, he had to play at quarterback for the injured Kyle Lacy.  Greene completed 95 of 130 passes for 925 yards and 10 touchdowns with 4 interceptions.  He also ran for 404 yards on 55 carries as a signal caller.

The 6-foot-2, 187-pounder will play at strong safety next season and that is the position he is projected to play in college.

"I know I'll be taking some snaps at quarterback next year, but I'll be playing primarily on defense at strong safety," said Greene. "They'll bring me in at quarterback on certain packages when they need first downs and stuff.  I think it all depends on how well Kyle comes back from his injury.  He's a hard worker.  I think he's going to be just fine for next year."

At the Kennedy/CES combine on February 18th, Greene recorded a 4.63-second 40-yard dash, 4.28-second 20-yard shuttle, 36-inch vertical jump, and 23 repetitions of 185 pounds.  He is a very physical and aggressive player who loves contact. 

"I'm a very aggressive player on defense," said Greene. "I can come in and make the kind of big hits that make people's eyes light up.  I'm going to be one of our leaders on defense next year and I'm excited about showing what I can do."

There are four schools at the top of Greene's list of favorites.

"I like Louisville, Georgia, Mississippi State and Auburn," Greene said.

Greene is also a standout track performer who specializes in the high jump for Lovejoy.  He finished first in the high jump at the Wheeler Relays last Saturday, clearing 6'5".

His older brother Ben Greene is a junior defensive back on the Tennessee football team.  Greene will be attending Auburn's junior day next Saturday. 

If you have any questions about Michael Greene or any other Peach State prospect, then please visit the The Georgia Varsity Sports Vent Premium Board moderated by John Marchant.

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