Peach State WR Likes Duke

Jeff Greene

One of the earlier offers in the class of 2011 went out to Georgia wideout Jeff Greene. Since that time the Blue Devils have worked to maintain and continue to build a good relationship with the 6-foot-6 standout. Including a recent visit by the Duke coaches to watch Greene workout.

"Coach Middleton came down recently to see me practice and told me he wants me to come to their camp this summer," said Fayetteville (Ga.) Starrs Mill standout Jeff Greene. "I've also been talking to the other coaches who all think I will do great things for Duke on the offensive side of the ball."

In addition to Middleton's efforts with Greene, the 6'6 wideout has heard directly from head coach David Cutcliffe who saw Greene in person back in the fall.

"He came up to the school and said I was a good looking receiver. I know Coach Cutcliffe's teams like to throw the ball a lot, which is really good for me. I know they have struggled, but they also tell me they need guys like me to come in and make an early impact and that I could probably earn my way onto the field early in their offense."

Playing on both sides of the ball in 2009, Greene recorded 33 catches for 622 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver. As an outside linebacker he tallied 50 tackles, three interceptions, and one return for touchdown. Soon after his junior season ended, Greene began seeing his recruiting ramp up.

"I am hearing from Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Connecticut, Vanderbilt, South Florida, Central Florida, Indiana, and Middle Tennessee State. My top five would be Georgia, Cincinnati, Duke, Middle Tennessee State, and Mississippi. At times I get overwhelmed by all the schools because each one is attractive in its own way."

To deal with the number of schools, Greene says he's going to measure each program based on things such as location and early playing time.

"I don't want to go too far from home, and I would like to be able to play as a freshman. I am also looking at the school in general and how things feel to me. "

Measuring out at 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, Greene reports a 4.61 forty time with a 290 pound bench press and a 350 max squat. He power cleans 250 pounds. It all makes for a tough match up for any would be defending corner back.

"I think my strength is my height and athleticism. I can jump over most defensive backs and my hands allow me to come down in traffic with the ball. I also work really hard to be a good route runner. One of the weaknesses I have is that with my long legs, it takes me a little bit to get up to top speed and I need to improve my blocking of really quick corners.

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