One of the top uncommitted prospects in attendance at the Clemson cookout Sunday afternoon was WR Andre Greene Jr. (6-3 180) of Richmond. It was his second time on the Clemson campus this summer. He camped under the watchful eyes of Dabo Swinney and Tyler Grisham in early June. And this time, the visit just meant more.
“We had a wonderful time at the cookout,” Greene Jr. said. “It was a chance to get to know Coach Swinney, Coach Grisham and some of the other recruits outside of football which was fun. The coaches are so down to earth, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
There was plenty of socializing with the players and coaches for Greene at the cookout. And there were lots of competitive games played. But his visit didn’t end when the charcoal went cold.
“After the cookout, I had a chance to spend some time at Coach Swinney’s house where I spent most of my time in the pool with the other recruits playing pool basketball,” Greene said. “Coach Swinney looked like he had just as much fun watching us have fun while he got to interact with our families. Before I left, I had a chance to talk to Coach Swinney who let me know he would really like me to be a Clemson Tiger, and that wherever I go I’m going to be great, but if I play for Clemson, I’m going to be great and win a national championship.”
Greene is continuing a road trip this week that will take him to Penn State, LSU and finally to North Carolina for their version of a cookout. After those visits, Greene will be ready to clarify some things with his recruiting.
“I think after this week, the picture will be a lot clearer, and I’ll be able to narrow down my top schools,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to my visits with both Penn State and LSU because I haven’t been there yet and my visits with them will determine a lot. Those are two schools that I’ve been very interested in from the beginning. And just because they weren’t one of the first schools I visited doesn’t mean anything. We only had a short window to visit schools in June and we tried to visit based on region to make it a little easier for travel purposes. I’m looking to make my commitment in the fall.”
There also will be some football games to check out early in the season before a decision is made.
“I’m going to attend the first game of the season as a Clemson guest against Georgia in Charlotte,” Greene said. “I’m definitely looking forward to that. It already feels a little awkward because I’m being recruited by both schools, and they are two places I really like.”
In June Greene also got to see Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Florida State on unofficial visits, and Georgia, North Carolina and Oregon on official visits. He also has an official visit to Notre Dame scheduled for October 1st.
Greene has committed to play in the 2022 Under Armour All-American Game.