Although he didn't walk away with MVP honors for his position, no defensive lineman at the NorCal NIKE Camp showed more upside than San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral athlete Kevin Greene.
Greene, 6-3, 230 pounds is one of those players you just have to watch for about two or three plays before you realize what an extreme talent he is. Greene was the most explosive lineman in the camp and is just scratching the surface of how good he can be.
"He's still really raw but he's already very good," lead NIKE DL coach Marty Spalding said. "He's so quick off the ball but he still doesn't know how to use that speed. He got beat during the one on ones his first few reps because he didn't know what he was doing.
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"He takes to coaching very well though. Once we told him to use his speed and hands together, he was unstoppable. He's a great kid with a great body and he has a chance to be a very good player in college."
In his first year playing football as a junior, Greene racked up 17 sacks and it's easy to see why. He's naturally strong with long arms and great athleticism. He has very good feet from his days as a basketball player and the frame to easily pack on more size in a few years. He definitely should be recruited at the high Div I level and that's already happening.
"Right now I have offers from Washington State, Arizona State and Colorado," Greene said. "Cal and Arizona are my top schools but I'm open to everyone who wants to recruit me. I'm just enjoying the recruiting process and excited to see how things turn out.
"As for the camp, I thought I did well and had a good time out here. The one on ones were a lot of fun. I would have liked to see them go longer but a lot of people were getting tired because of the heat. I was fine though, I could have kept going for sure but it was a good time for me."