More From ELCA: 2013 RB One To Watch

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Virginia Tech extended an offer last Saturday to Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA) rising senior tight end prospect Christian Reeves. No doubt the focus for Tech at ELCA right now is recruiting the 6-4, 215-pound Reeves, who is working on setting up a return visit to Blacksburg, but don’t be surprised if the staff pursues another Chargers standout further down the road.

Keyante Green is an exceptional player because of his vision and because of his balance,” ELCA head coach Jonathan Gess said. “From a running back standpoint, everybody is looking at the 40. I don’t know what his 40 time is, but we did have a senior who ran a 4.4 and there is no comparison between the two in terms of quickness and the power Keyante runs with. Keyante is able to make cuts that are unbelievable. He averaged 10.46 yards per carry as a ninth grader last season. He rushed for almost 1500 yards. What’s more amazing is that we didn’t start using him until game three, but he started out right away with great games.”

In total, Green amassed 1,584 yards of offense including 1,433 yards rushing and 151 yards receiving his freshman year. He totaled 22 touchdowns on the year. Opposing coaches are impressed with the potential of the 5-8, 180-pound running back prospect, who earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2009.

“Larry Campbell, who is the head coach at Lincoln County, is a legend. He has been around forever,” whose ELCA squad fell to Lincoln 47-39 last season. “He coached Garrison Hearst in high school and is telling everybody that Keyante is better than where Hearst was as a freshman in high school.”

Green also started at Mike linebacker last season for the Chargers, but he has drawn early college interest for his ability on offense.

“Georgia, Clemson, Michigan, Georgia Tech and a few more I can’t remember have seen him and commented on him,” Gess said. “Torrian Gray knows about him.”

Green didn’t