N.C. State’s week of collecting commitments is continuing with the addition of D.J. Green, a 6-foot-4, 208-pound safety from Westside High in Macon, Ga.
Green, the Wolfpack’s fourth commitment this week, had been a bit under the radar. His other offers were from Alabama-Birmingham, Marshall and Troy. But NCSU has built a tradition of finding hidden gems and turning them into quality college players.
Green visited Raleigh last weekend and, after a few days thought, decided that even though Auburn and Florida have recently shown considerable interest, he had the Wolfpack in his heart.
“He just thought it was the right fit for him,” said Westside High coach Sheddrick Risper. “They treated him like it was home. They really showed that they really cared about him.
Asked about Green’s talents, Risper said, “He can cover. He's very versatile. He's aggressive. He can stop the run. He can cover the pass. He has a long wingspan so he can knock a lot of home-run balls down. And he's smart.”
As a junior, Green had 85 tackles, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries while playing free safety and some wide receiver. He was an all-state and all-conference pick.
Green is N.C. State’s seventh commitment for 2010. And the Wolfpack may just have another one of those gems.
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