- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
The No. 9 pocket passer in the country fell from the ranks of the uncommitted on Friday afternoon, when Zack Greenlee (Stockton, Calif./Lincoln) took to Twitter to announce his commitment to Fresno State.
"Just committed to Fresno State!! So pumped!! #GODOGS," Greenlee posted to the site.
The 6-foot-2, 187-pound quarterback, rated the nation's No. 120 overall prospect in the ESPN 150, was a spring and summer sensation on the camp circuit. He performed exceptionally well at two Elite 11 events and earned an invitation to the Elite 11 finals, where he was named one of the final Elite 11 performers from a group of 25 of the nation's top quarterbacks.
Greenlee turned in a terrific performance at a loaded Las Vegas Elite 11 Regional, taking home MVP honors in a field that included Penn State commit Christian Hackenberg (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union Military Academy), Washington commit Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne), Texas Tech commit Davis Webb (Prosper, Texas/Prosper), Alabama commit Parker McLeod (Marietta, Ga./Walton), Purdue commit Danny Etling (Terra Haute, Ind./South Vigo) and three additional FBS quarterback commits.
And now he’s committed to where Elite 11 coach Trent Dilfer starred before moving on to the NFL.
"A funny thing is how coach Dilfer went there and knowing him from the whole Elite 11 thing,” said Greenlee. “I called him right after and we laughed about it. It's pretty cool because they have a very good history of quarterbacks. I want to be a part of that."
He earned the offer from Fresno State shortly following that outing, and despite interest from schools such as Boise State, BYU and San Jose State, Greenlee decided on Friday that the lone offer from the Bulldogs was enough to make a decision.
"How I fit into the offense was a huge part of my decision,” he said. “I've visited twice and got to see it first hand. The coaches think I fit very well in the offense. There were a couple little things as well. It was close to home and the coaches made me feel at home. The coaches are doing great things in their first year there."
The four-star quarterback is verbal commitment No. 5 for Fresno State's Class of 2013 and the Bulldogs' first ESPN 150 commitment.