Thanks in part to 1,000-yard rusher Victor Greene, Courtland (Spotsylvania, VA) went 10-3 with two playoff victories in the 2013 season. In the spring of 2014, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster stopped by Courtland to take a closer look at Greene, who at the time was a sophomore.
Coach Foster was impressed, and Greene would earn an invite to Tech’s one-day camp in June that year.
“Prior to that camp, last spring Coach Foster met Vic. That was the first time he met him,” Courtland head coach J.C. Hall recalled. “When Vic left, Coach Foster said to me, ‘That kid will put on another 20 pounds.’ Vic was 5’10”, 178 pounds at the time. Coach Foster said he would be a big kid. Long story short, on the first day of preseason practice Vic was 5’11”, 202 pounds. I told Bud he must have a sixth sense. Anything he tells me now, I’ll believe.”
Greene received a scholarship offer from the Hokies just before the June camp. Last Friday, the talented and versatile prospect rewarded Virginia Tech’s pursuit with a verbal commitment.
“He was initially offered once he went to a one-day camp there,” Hall said. “From there, Vic had an exceptional [junior season]. He went to a Junior Day at Virginia Tech sometime in February – February 7 – and just fell in love even more. I know he went to the Virginia Tech/UVa football game last November, and he might have been to one more. He was kind of taking it all in, getting a better feel for the campus, the university, and the football program as a whole. The Junior Day I think really sold him. Him and his dad sat and waited, and for whatever reason Vic decided now was the time to commit. I think his dad got a hold of Coach Foster. Vic wanted to tell [Foster] personally, which occurred last Friday.”
Greene helped Courtland to another successful season in 2014, when the Cougars went 10-2. As a junior, 5’11”, 200-pound prospect rushed for over 1,000 yards and amassed over 50 tackles. Although he has obviously done well on offense, it appears defense is where Virginia Tech’s coaches initially project him to play.
“Coach Foster mentioned to me that Vic would get a shot at outside linebacker first,” Hall said. “I guess he sees something he really...
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