BREAKING: 4-star OL Earnest Greene commits to Georgia
The Bulldogs land Greene over the Crimson Tide
Georgia received some great news on the recruiting front on Saturday afternoon as four-star Earnest Greene announced his commitment.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound offensive lineman gave his pledge at halftime of the high school All American Bowl.
Greene chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ohio State and Texas.
He has ties to the state of Georgia because his father, who played in the NFL, is from Savannah.
“I wouldn’t say that played too much of a factor for me,” Green said on NBC. “It’s because I am going to a school that provides the best opportunity for me, but obviously, the stability aspect of it. Plus, I have family in the same state and they’re not too far away. It’s comforting.”
Greene is the highest-rated offensive lineman in Georgia’s 2022 recruiting class. Greene is currently rated as the nation’s No. 40 overall player, No. 2 interior lineman and No. 3 prospect in the state of California, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings.
He joins Jacob Hood, Aliou Bah and Griffin Scroggs in this year’s cycle recruited by Georgia offensive line coach Matt Luke.
Greene’s size and speed could help him see the field faster. He runs a 5.63-second 40-yard dash, which is impressive for an athlete his size.
The Calfornia native’s versatility is what stuck out to Luke during his recruitment. Grene is the type of guy the coaching staff will plug and play over the next couple of years.
Georgia was slightly favored early in his recruitment, but the Crimson Tide picked up some steam following two visits in November and December. The Bulldogs offered him on Aug. 1, 2021, which was a way after Alabama extended him one. Still, Greene chose Georgia after seeing several Bulldog offense linemen in the past couple of years get selected in the top few rounds of the NFL Draft.
Versatile lineman who could play just about anywhere along the offensive line. Plays right and left tackle at the HS level but probably projects best as a guard in college due to his frame. Played with an injury as a sophomore and lost some of his athleticism but is a naturally fluid athlete who can get up the field. Shows raw power at the point of attack and is a powerful run blocker. Plays with a mean streak and has the right amount of nastiness you love to see in an elite lineman. Plays through the whistle but under control and doesn’t take needless penalties. Can get to the second level and make a block on a linebacker or safety and is equally strong as a pass blocker. Coordinated athlete who will see his game rise to another level when he leans out a bit in college. Projects as a impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future high round NFL draft pick. - Greg Biggins, 247Sports
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