One of Tech’s top out-of-state targets made his decision today, and it no doubt made the Virginia Tech coaches very happy. Conway (SC) defensive lineman Hivera Green has verbally committed to the Hokies over Clemson and South Carolina.
“It’s official,” Conway head coach Chuck Jordan said this afternoon. “He’s going to Virginia Tech. The reason he waited was because he and his mother wanted to call Coach Beamer and tell him this afternoon. They did that and that’s where he’s going.”
Green’s commitment comes as a pleasant surprise. There were many rumors a few weeks ago stating that Clemson had gained an edge and maybe even came close to garnering a commitment from the talented recruit. Green did not commit to Clemson, however, and instead remained steadfast in wanting to make his final official visit – to Virginia Tech this past weekend.
Last fall, Green enjoyed an excellent unofficial visit experience in Blacksburg. He had a great official visit this past weekend, and it appears comfort level was the major factor in his final decision.
“He told me that he just felt more comfortable at Virginia Tech,” Jordan said. “That was the place he liked the best. I’m not trying to be short with the answer (laughs), but that’s the truth.”
Green is a versatile defender. He stands 6-5, weighs 268-pounds and has the ability to play inside or on the edge of the defensive line.
“I think Hivera has got a lot of potential and has a lot of possibilities,” Jordan said. “Because of his size and quickness, he could play anywhere on the defensive line and he could move to offense. I think Virginia Tech wants him on the defensive line.”
A 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, Green chose the Hokies over many Division I-A offers. In the end, his final decision came down to Virginia Tech, Clemson and South Carolina.
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