Conway (S.C.) defensive lineman Hivera Green was in Blacksburg on an unofficial visit this past weekend to see the Hokies defeat rival West Virginia 19-13. It was the second unofficial visit for Green this fall as he previously took in the South Carolina/Georgia game.
“I had a great trip to Virginia Tech, I really loved the game atmosphere they have going on there,” admitted Green. “I was treated really well on the trip and would say that Tech is my new leader.”
Virginia Tech may be out in front for the 6-foot-5, 271-pound Green, but schools like Michigan and Tennessee aren’t far behind. Green plans to take unofficial visits to Tennessee and Clemson before announcing his official visit schedule, but is confident he will re-visit the Hokies.
“I’m not sure which schools for sure I will take official visits to, but Virginia Tech will definitely be one of them,” stated Green. “It’s going to be hard to beat the experience I had here this weekend. Everyone knows who you are when you step on campus, and you can feel the energy coming from the fans.”
Tech’s coaching staff and players left a distinct impression on Green as well.
“I didn’t think I’d have the chance to speak at length with all of the coaches, but everyone made it a point to make sure I knew that I was needed and wanted here,” said Green. “The players really function as a team. There aren’t any individuals in that locker room, no matter how good of a game one player might have had.”
Green is undecided where he will play along the defensive line as he currently could either maintain his size and be a force off the corner or move inside and play tackle. He has no preference between the two.
Green has helped his team to a 6-0 start and the No. 1 ranking in the Palmetto State. Conway will face arguably its biggest test of the season against arch-rival Marlboro County this Friday according to Green.