Briar Woods QB Christian Greene (Twitter Photo)
For the second year in a row, Wake Forest will pull a QB from Northern Virginia
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Just 12 days after narrowing his college choices down to a dozen, Briar Woods quarterback/athlete Christian Greene (c/o 2021, 6-2 170) has once again narrowed his list, but this time to one – Wake Forest University.
The Demon Deacons were a late entry to the list of over 20 schools that had offered the Falcons’ signal caller. Even though the battle among teams for Greene had heated up this spring, with 10 offers in April alone, Wake’s Power Five standing as a member of the ACC, coupled with their strength academically and athletically drew the player’s immediate attention . Acting as if time was of the essence, Greene verbally accepted the Deacs’ offer the day after receiving it.
As he prepares for the potential fall season, Greene told recruitNoVA, “I have been getting in a lot of work still, but now it’s more lifting individually and throwing with a few teammates.”
Committed to Wake Forest University! pic.twitter.com/vqxHgC7gIu
— Christian Greene (@Green3Christian) June 11, 2020
Kent State, Liberty, Elon, and the College of William and Mary were among the other schools listed on Greene’s final list of 12.
As a junior, Greene led the Falcons to a 5-5 regular season record and Region 5C playoff appearance in 2018. The Falcons knocked off Lee 35-0 in the first playoff round before dropping a 33-21 decision to Woodgrove in the second round. At QB, Greene earned all-5C region honors last season for Briar Woods, completing 114 of 223 passes (51.1%) for 1,910 yards and 18 touchdowns, while showing off his dual-threat skills with 1,098 yards and nine scores on 133 rushes (8.2 yards per carry). He is Wake Forest’s 15th commit from the Class of 2021.
Deacon associate head coach Kevin Higgins, in his seventh year at Wake after nine as the head coach at The Citadel, led the recruiting effort to bring Greene to the North Carolina school. Higgins was also the quarterback, and then receivers coach with the NFL’s Detroit Lions from 2001-2004. Although Green plays quarterback, his 4.57 40-yard speed and 38-inch vertical jump make him a candidate to play wide receiver.
– Jim McGrath