The weekend of the Miami game, head coach Frank Beamer told Der’Woun Greene that he couldn’t wait to get him to Blacksburg. He won’t have to wait much longer. The 5’10”, 170-pound senior will graduate early from Wilson High School (Portsmouth, VA) and enroll at Virginia Tech in January of 2012.
“I talked to my family, the coaches there at Virginia Tech and the people at academic affairs, and they said I could come early. I think it’s a good move for me,” said Greene, who said he made this decision months ago. “It’s exciting to me. It was more surprising to my mom. She’s really scared, but to me it’s exciting. I’m ready to get up there.”
Greene may be in Blacksburg unofficially this weekend to catch the Boston College game. He took an official visit to Tech the weekend of October 8.
“Other than the win over Miami, because the win is the most important thing, I’d probably say a highlight for me was hanging out with the team,” said Greene, whose host was Griffin Hite. “The freshmen showed me around a lot, but I talked to older guys that had been through it. I talked to past players like Tyrod Taylor, DeAngelo Hall and Macho Harris. They told me to keep striving forward, and they told me how it is to be a Virginia Tech Hokie.
“What I took from everybody is that if I’m dedicated on the football field as well as the classroom, I’ll be able to do well. I have the mind-frame that I’ll be able to learn and I will learn.”
Greene’s position at Virginia Tech remains a question, but for now he believes he’ll start out at wide receiver.
“The coaches are saying wide receiver, but then again, they say they may try me here or there and find whatever fits best,” said Greene, who spoke with wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman, defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, running backs coach Shane Beamer, offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring and head coach Frank Beamer over the weekend. “Right now, it’s looking like wide receiver.”
Quarterback and safety are Greene’s two primary positions for the Presidents, but he does see action at wide receiver and as a returner on special teams. Wilson is 0-7 and coming...
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