As the first day of practice for the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game (7:30 p.m. ET Thursday, ESPN/ESPNU) came to a close Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, offensive tackle Brandon Greene (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove) took time to talk about his Dec. 9 official visit to Georgia.
The four-star prospect, ranked No. 25 overall and No. 4 at his position in the ESPNU 150, committed to Alabama last March, but the Georgia coaching staff hasn’t given up on him.
Greene attended the senior gala weekend in early December with several other targets, along with Georgia commitments, including receiver Blake Tibbs (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), who told DawgNation at the time that Greene himself initiated a conversation with him about making a decision.
Greene seemed as pleased with his official as Tibbs had indicated.
“The official to Georgia was great, it couldn’t get any better,” Greene said. “They treated my mom like she was a queen, treated me like I was a king, it was great.”
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound prospect had dinner at coach Mark Richt’s home, and also spent time with recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner and offensive line coach Will Friend.
“Everybody was just so nice,” Greene said. “Nobody’s really pressuring me. My family’s just telling me, make the right choice, do what’s right, go with my heart.”
What is he looking for in a college to call home?
“That family atmosphere,” he said. “Accept me as I am.”
Greene said that he will make his decision and announce on Feb. 1, national signing day.