Texas PF To Visit This Weekend

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Grapevine (TX) power forward Daniel Green has seen his recruitment increase over the course of the past few weeks, with schools such as Marquette and Virginia Tech coming through with scholarship offers. The 6-9, 210-pound senior will be in Blacksburg this weekend for an official visit to Virginia Tech, one of the two schools he is most strongly considering right now.

“I’m really excited to go [to Virginia Tech],” said Green, who’ll be accompanied on the trip by his mother and father. This will be the second official visit he has made, as he went to Tulsa in September. “It sounds like a really good place. We have some family on that side of the country. I really like the coaches. And they are a good team.

“I’m leaving on Saturday. Coach Greenberg wants me to come, take a look at everything and hang with the guys.”

Signing with a school in the November Signing Period is a possibility, though perhaps not a definite, for the Texas big man. He discussed what he’ll be looking for this weekend as well as what other factors are important in finding the right school.

“The most important thing I want to see on the visit is how the kids interact with each other and what they feel about the coach,” Green said. “Pretty much, I just want to see what feeling I get about the college.

“Definitely, I want to go to a school that will allow me to get some time on the floor and play. I want to go somewhere that fits with how I play.”

Green plans to follow the Virginia Tech visit with an official visit to Wake Forest. There are other offers to consider — California, Creighton, Marquette, Tulsa, among others — but the two ACC schools are at the top of the big man’s list.

“Those are just two schools I really like,” Green said, referring to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. “I like that they are in the ACC.”

The Hokies, led by assistant coach James Johnson, entered the picture about two-to-three weeks ago.

“Coach Greenberg said they are looking for a guy to come in, run the floor, get rebounds and score around the rim,” Green said. “He told me that what I do around the rim is really good. The way I play fits with how he likes his team to play.”

A late-bloomer entering his second year on the varsity level, Green enjoys doing the dirty