Friday, June 21, 2013
ESPN 300 CB Green makes commitment
By Kipp Adams
South Carolina has been sitting on five commitments in its 2014 class for three weeks now, but the Gamecocks got some big news on Friday from one of the top prospects in the country.
ESPN 300 cornerback Wesley Green (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King) spoke to defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward and secondary coach Grady Brown 15 minutes ago to tell them he plans to play for them next year, and the No. 10 prospect in Georgia plans to talk to head coach Steve Spurrier today as well.
“I have committed to South Carolina,” Green said. “South Carolina felt like home. It is not too far away from my family, the campus itself is amazing, the coaches there are great people and the atmosphere and people there gave me a good vibe."
The addition of Green gives Palmetto State rivals Clemson and South Carolina six commitments from top 20 prospects in Georgia. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound cornerback says the No. 2 school for him was Clemson, but that South Carolina was pretty far ahead of the rest of the schools. One thing Green really likes is the way Brown and Ward plan to let him loose on defense.
“The way they are setting up the defense is to make us as comfortable as possible and allow us to just play full speed,” Green said. “They plan to make us better and they are very straightforward with us.”
At the moment, all six safeties on the South Carolina depth chart are from Georgia, as well as cornerback Rico McWilliams. Green feels that will provide a level of comfort.
“It feels good knowing I have guys from where I am from playing together,” Green said. “It makes me feel more at home, which I already feel at South Carolina.”
Green does not plan to visit any other schools. One thing the four-star defensive back does know is that he is excited about being done with the recruiting process.
“Knowing I do not have to stress about picking a school anymore is amazing,” Green said. “I can finally focus on my school work and working out for my future at South Carolina. I am going to try my best to bring in the best talent to Gamecock Nation.”
The No. 113 prospect in the country, Green had eight interceptions the last two seasons. South Carolina now has six commitments for 2014 and three for 2015, with four coming from the Peach State.