Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian defensive end Greg Greathouse, unlike so many prospects in Louisiana, is fortunate. He will get to play his senior season of football with the team he started the year with.
"We've had some guys transfer in here since the hurricane," Greathouse said. "We got three defensive lineman that all played in our game against Springdale. One of them actually started for us. We picked up Joe McKnight from John Curtis earlier this week. He is supposed to be really good. There were a lot of schools down in south Louisiana fighting over him and he just wanted to get away and do something new where no one really knew who he was."
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Greathouse runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, has a 285-pound bench press, 375-pound squat and a 22-inch vertical jump.
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"Arkansas and Northwestern State have called me this month," Greathouse said. "Coach Ealy from Arkansas called on Tuesday and I enjoyed talking to him a lot. He told me he wanted me to come up for a visit, I just have to find a weekend. My mom talked to Northwestern State and they told her they wanted us to come to the game and that they would have tickets waiting on us if we wanted to come."
So far Greathouse has picked up an offer from Louisiana-Lafayette. Evangel is 0-1 on the year after being defeated by powerful Springdale, Arkansas.
"They were a really good team," Greathouse said. "They were very talented, well coached, they were just good. They did everything right. It was one of those does where nothing we did worked out. We didn't do that bad, we just had a lot of penalities and stuff, but they were just better than we were too, but it could've been closer."
Greathouse collected 60 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 10 sacks as a junior.
"Alabama, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Mississippi State and TCU are some of the schools I'm looking at," Greathouse said. "At this point I'm really focused on the season, but I am going to try to make some games a little later in the year."