Highland Springs DB David Laney (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Louisville offers Highland Springs defensive backs David Laney and Malcolm Greene
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Highland Springs has started the season with three-consecutive victories and it’s been a collaborative effort for parties on both sides of the ball. The offense, led by starting quarterback D’Vonte Waller (2019 QB 6-1 187), has averaged 57 points per contest while the defense has only allowed two points per contest blanking two of its first three opponents. The defense has been led by a multitude of players, but the secondary is where a large contingent of the Springers playmakers calls home. On Friday, two defensive backs in David Laney (2020 DB 6-1 180) and Malcolm Greene (2020 DB 5-11 180) were able to secure offers from the University of Louisville. It’s the first offer of the regular season for either Highland Springs prospect.
“Coach watched my film and he liked what he saw. We talked on the phone for a bit and then that’s when he said he wanted to offer me a full scholarship. I feel great about it,” Laney told recruit804.
The Springers already have a connection to Louisville through starting offensive lineman Mekhi Becton. Becton played at Highland Springs from 2013-2016 and helped lead the Springers to back-to-state Class 5 championships in 2015 and 2016. The former Springers product held well over 20 collegiate offers at the time of his commitment and chose Louisville over the likes of Georgia, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Oregon and Cincinnati.
Malcolm Greene is creeping up in collegiate offers just as Becton was doing around this time in his junior season. Currently, Greene holds offers from: West Virginia, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Liberty, Morgan State, Duke, Purdue, James Madison, Toledo, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Maryland, Rutgers, Norfolk State, and Virginia Tech as well as Louisville.
Laney doesn’t hold as many offers as his defensive back counterpart in Greene, but he does now hold a trio of offers from: Virginia, Purdue and also Louisville. The Springers are set to take on Riverbend this Friday, but with the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence, a rescheduling is all but imminent.
– Brandon Mitchell