The Latest on Top VA Athlete Der’Woun Greene

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Interest in Wilson (Portsmouth, VA) rising senior athlete Der’Woun Greene continues to grow. The 5-10, 170-pound prospect, a potential wide receiver or defensive back on the college level, has been offered by Virginia and Virginia Tech and is drawing interest from a number of other schools as well.

“More schools have been in touch,” Greene reported. “Maryland. Liberty University. N.C. State. Richmond. Duke. North Carolina. I’ve gotten letters from UCLA, Stanford, Illinois and Tennessee. I got a letter from JMU. It’s like more schools come in every other day.”

Offer-wise, “It’s just [UVa and Virginia Tech] for right now, but it’s looking more like Maryland is going to offer me. N.C. State probably will offer, too.”

Greene has visited Virginia and Virginia Tech in recent months, and he plans to return to both schools in April. On Saturday, he heads to Charlottesville for the Orange and Blue Game. Three weeks later, he’ll attend Tech’s Spring Game on April 23.

“I’m pretty high on both,” Greene said of the in-state ACC schools. “Both are great schools. They are great to visit, and they have great people.”

Tech, Greene’s childhood favorite, was the first to offer.

“I grew up liking them, but I didn’t visit until [February 26]. When I went down, it was always like I thought it would be,” Greene said of Virginia Tech. “But I am going to step back and look at everything.”

Less than a month later, UVa came through with an offer.

“They were the first school to come see me. They were the first school I visited my junior year,” Greene said of Virginia, which was another junior day stop this winter. “It’s kind of fun. I’m amazed.”

Greene is open to other schools and plans to wait, at least through the spring, before making a commitment.

“That’s the plan,” he said. “If I don’t have a decision before the season, I’ll probably have it before the end of the year.”

What are the most important factors in this decision?

“Education is first,” Greene answered. “I want who can offer