May 22, 2012

Reginald Green will visit NC State



Cranford (N.J.) athlete Reginald Green is one of the most intriguing prospects on the NC State football recruiting board in 2013 because he's an athletic option quarterback who checks in at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and could contribute from a plethora of positions at the next level.

Green, who ran for 1,523 yards 18 scores last fall while also throwing for 804 yards and six touchdowns en route to a state title, is up to seven offers, with plenty of other schools showing interest. UMass, Rutgers, NC State, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Central Florida and Boston College have extended tenders so far to the player ranked No. 27 in his home state by NJVarsity.com.

"Coach [Jerry] Petercuskie came by the school," he said of his NC State offer. "I really like him, he had a lot to say. He explained a lot to me about the whole recruiting process. He gave me the breakdown on everything about NC State, where they want me to play and how I would fit in. I really liked how he explained everything."

Although Green hails from New Jersey, he's familiar with NC State, thanks to a few friends.

"I know about NC State because one of my friends that used to go to my church, [offensive lineman] Tyson Chandler, plays there now, and one of my best friends is going there to play baseball. I know a bunch about the school, I'm familiar with it.

"I've talked with Tyson about NC State a little. I told him that I was getting some interest from there and he was really excited about that. He was really happy about the offer and wants me to visit. When I visit in the summer, I'll probably go see him."

Green noted that he has family in North Carolina and Virginia, so he, "definitely" plans to make it to Raleigh sometime this summer. He's also going to take trips to Michigan State, Boston College and Pittsburgh this summer, while a camp stop in Connecticut is also on the docket.

The Pack is recruiting Green as an athlete right now, with either wide receiver or safety being the most likely options. He has some prep experience playing cornerback, where he nabbed three interceptions last season.

"I'd rather play offense then defense, but whatever gets me on the field earliest, I'll play," he said.

"I'm looking for a place where, even if football wasn't my thing, I'd like to go to that school for four years. I want a school with a good football atmosphere and team environment. I'd like a good relationship with the coaches, too."

Green expects to have a decision made before the start of the fall, although nobody currently stands out among his offers.

"No favorites right now, everybody is in the mix right now," he said. "At the beginning of June, I'll probably start figuring out my top schools.

"I'm thinking about breaking it down in the early summer, to maybe a top three, and then probably by the end of the summer, I'll make a decision. I want to focus on my senior year of football."


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