Green Makes 1st Visit

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Conway (SC) star Hivera Green’s first official was this past weekend, when he visited the University of South Carolina. It was a good opportunity for the 6-5, 260-pound defensive lineman to get to know the South Carolina coaches a little bit better, and he feels he did just that.

“The visit went great,” Green said. “I got a chance to meet all of the coaches. They have a good coaching staff. I met the defensive line coach and the co-defensive coordinator. I liked the way they spoke about how they are going to set up the defense. It’s almost exactly like the defense we run in high school. That’s a big positive. It would be easy for me to come right in and play. They see me as a player that can come in and play early. I feel like I have a good relationship with the coaches. The players are great too. I like the confidence they have now. They know they are going to win.”

Green named Clemson and Virginia Tech as his leaders in our most recent update, however he has taken a different frame of mind heading into the official visits.

“I didn’t want to set a team higher than the others before these visits,” Green said. “I want to keep an open mind for each visit. I’m going to stay focused and take all of these visits.”

Coaching stability is something that Green hopes to learn more about on his visit to Clemson, which is scheduled for this weekend. Clemson fired John Lovett following the 2004 season and has hired former Troy defensive coordinator Vic Koenning to replace him.

“Heading in, they’ve done a real good job recruiting me,” Green said of Clemson. “I want to get to know the new defensive coordinator and know what he’s really all about. I really want to know if the coaches will be there or what.”

Green has his official visit with Virginia Tech scheduled for January 28th. He was scheduled for January 21st but will take a standardized test that weekend. He stated what he likes about the Hokies right now.

“I like the way they came out and won the conference,” said Green, who really enjoyed his unofficial trip to VT last Fall. “They have a great winning tradition. They are also talking to me about playing as a true freshman. Those are some things that stick out.”

Green feels he will have a tough decision to make.

“Different things stick out about each school,” Green said. “That’s what makes it so tough. I like different things about all 3. I wish I could go to all 3