Virginia Tech has offered a scholarship to Woodrow Wilson (Portsmouth, VA) athlete Der’Woun Greene , who will be in Blacksburg this Saturday for Tech’s junior day event. The 5-10, 170-pound junior certainly is pleased with the offer, the first and currently the only FBS-level offer he has received.
“It means a lot, being that I always wanted to go there,” Greene said, referring to the Virginia Tech offer. “That’s the school I always followed.”
Despite receiving an offer from his childhood favorite and wanting to stay in the state to attend college, Greene wants to consider other possibilities before making a commitment. Virginia Tech may be the only offer, but Virginia has expressed high interest as well.
“I’ll probably wait it out right now, weigh all my options,” Greene said.
In Greene, Coach Curtis Williams immediately felt he had a special player. Williams took over the Presidents head coach position following the 2009 season and helped the team improve from 2-8 in 2009 to 5-5 in 2010.
“When I first saw him, I thought he was the best player on the team,” Williams said. “He wants to win. He wants to be great. For example, we were doing conditioning one day and he called me to let me know he was running late. The kids were running laps. They had a 2-lap head start on him and he still came in third. The kid is unreal. He doesn’t get tired. He wants to be great at everything he does. His learning curve is high, but he wants to know how to get better.”
Greene started at quarterback and safety as a junior, earning first-team all-Eastern district honors at defensive back and utility.
“He is an athlete,” Wilson head coach Curtis Williams said. “He can throw the football. He can throw very well. He could possibly play quarterback. He wants to play offense, but really he just wants to play. He’s a ferocious defensive back. He initiates the contact. He can cover. He has great ball skills. He can catch. He catches with his hands. He’s deceptively fast. Der’Woun just has it all.”
Wilson eyes a possible playoff appearance in 2011. Greene will have help including rising senior wide receiver Rashard Riddick and offensive lineman Sam Coney. Riddick, who has received letters from Duke, Richmond, and UVa, earned...
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