Dutch Fork RB Jarvis Green (5-11 192) will get to live out his college dream after all. Green called Clemson his “dream offer” and Tuesday he announced his commitment to the Tigers. Clemson offered last week, as did Virginia Tech, and that led Green to decommit from James Madison. After that, it was a given he would commit to Clemson.
Green was a finalist for Mr. Football this season after rushing for over 2200 yards and 33 touchdowns. Despite his reputation on the field and his character off of it, Green did not have a Power Five offer until last week. He committed to James Madison last summer and stuck with that until those two major offers came in.
Green said that from his visits to Clemson, he saw a place where he would feel comfortable in both the football and academic settings.
“It’s just the brotherhood and just All In,” Green said. “I know Coach Swinney treats his players like their family, so it’s really a family environment thing. I really like it and I’ve been a Clemson fan my whole life, so just to get that offer and just to be able to commit, it’s just a blessing.”
Green becomes the first running back for Clemson’s 2023 class.
“They said I fit into their offense perfectly,” Green said. “Just because of the way I can make plays when they’re needed and they want to get me in open space and just make things happen.”
Green was not as heralded coming out of high school as some Clemson running backs of the past, but he believes Tiger fans will be just as happy with what they see from him as those highly ranked backs who came before him.
“A great running back with the vision, the patience to just come in from day one and just work and just to earn a spot on the team,” Green said. “Just because I’ve been in a great system. And people compare me to Travis Etienne. I get that a lot. The way we run and the patience we have and how we find the hole and make a play when the team needs it.”
The Tigers are expected to add a second running back next week in Jamarious Haynes of Alabama.