Highland Springs DB Malcolm Greene (Mike Caudill/recruit804)
Highland Springs DB Malcolm Greene fields offer from Michigan
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
You’ll only get out of the game what you put into it. There are many prospects not taking advantage of the time they have to elevate to a better place at the moment. With the spring winding down, it’s important to be in peak shape for when colleges start to send out invites to their own camps and combines. Highland Springs starting defensive back Malcolm Greene doesn’t need any pep talks on leadership. He’s letting his discipline and efficiency throughout the spring and summer speak for itself. Greene picked up his first collegiate offer from Virginia Tech at the end of April and he hasn’t looked back.
The Highland Springs product picked up his fifth offer of the off-season on Tuesday afternoon getting the University of Michigan on board before the start of the summer.
“Coach Keylon Mayo and Loren Johnson have been in contact with Michigan for the past week. Once they saw my highlights from the Rivals camp and this past season, they kept telling Coach Johnson I could be their next Jabrill Peppers,” Greene stated.
Jabrill Peppers was a jack of all trades for the Wolverines during his time at Michigan (2014/2016). It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where he made the biggest difference because he was an impact player across both sides of the ball. Peppers spent time at defensive back, safety, and linebacker on defense before being drafted by Cleveland in the first-round of the NFL Draft in 2017. He was also able to contribute in the rushing game, receiving game and on special teams. The thought of there being a correlation between both Peppers and Greene is not only accurate, but it’s also an astounding compliment.
However, what was equally impressive to the Wolverines coaching staff is Greene’s commitment to not just his play on the football field, but also his academics.
“They were really impressed. Once they got a hold of my transcript today (Tuesday) and saw that I had a 3.9 grade point average, Coach Al Washington told Coach Keylon Mayo that I have the offer,” Greene said.
Academics is constantly reinforced by Coach Loren Johnson and the entire Highland Springs coaching staff so it comes as no surprise that Greene has been recognized also for his academic prosperity. Aside from Virginia Tech and Michigan, Greene also holds offers from: Maryland, Rutgers, and Norfolk State. He’s yet to take a visit out to Ann Arbor, but one has to believe that a trip is in the near future.
– Brandon Mitchell