#STRecruiting: Green reassessing recruiting after landing P5 offers

Jarvis Green

Dutch Fork RB Jarvis Green, who was finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina after rushing for over 2200 yards and 33 touchdowns this season, was finally recognized this week by Power Five programs with offers from Clemson and Virginia Tech. That led Green to decommit from James Madison and rethink his future college plans.

“To get that offer from Virginia Tech and the offer from Clemson, it means a lot,” Green said. “I put in that work for it and my stats show it, but it’s just not just me that puts in the work. It’s really my teammates that helped get me this far because without them and their support, I wouldn’t be here. Or TK (head coach Tom Knotts) going to interviews and boosting me and telling people I’m a great player.”

Green has visited Clemson multiple times, and he’s called Clemson his “dream offer.” But it was no dream when Dabo Swinney called earlier this week with the offer after the Tigers fell out of the running for Christopher Johnson and Kobe Pace entered the Transfer Portal.

“Coach Dabo called me and told me that I was a great player that he wanted to offer me,” Green said. “My reaction to it was just me being excited because it’s like Clemson has always been my dream school. I didn’t have his number in my phone, but when he told me who it was, I was kind of shocked. My family was pretty excited. I was just shocked that I had the offer and for it to come from him was very exciting. So, it’s all just exciting and we were just celebrating it together.”

Green said Clemson’s culture, and the atmosphere around the program, are very attractive to him.

“Just the brotherhood and the family-like environment and the fans,” Green said. “All of the fans are truly great because I grew up with Clemson fans and going to all the games. Clemson is a great environment.”

Green will be at the Shrine Bowl this week, so his recruiting activity will take a back seat to that. But while in Spartanburg, he’ll be thinking about when he wants to commit.

“Just signing day, basically,” he said. “First, I have to focus on the Shrine Bowl for a little bit, and then on December 21 I will sign to a school wherever I want to go. I just have to narrow down my options right now.”

Clemson does not have a running back commitment in the 2023 class and is eying Green and Jamarius Haynes of Roanoke, AL for those two spots.

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