In an expected move, four-star 2014 corner Wesley Green has committed to South Carolina. Green (Lithonia, GA/MLK) is the teammate of recent Carolina commit Arden Key and was visiting with Key when Key committed last weekend. There's been a lot of talk that Green's commitment would follow, but Green planned to announce his decision at The Opening. He decided not to wait, though, and chose Carolina over a whos-who of college football programs including Clemson, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Miami and Auburn. (No word yet on whether Dabo has a press conference scheduled tomorrow to announce that Clemson lost interest.)
On his recruitment, Green had this to say:
"My Dad really liked South Carolina and the academic resources they have. It's important to us that I graduate," Green said. "I have such a good relationship with Coach Ward and Coach Brown. My Dad and felt like South Carolina was the best fit for me. I feel like I can really help the secondary and play a lot of different positions."
It sounds like Ward yet again worked some magic in GA, while Brown seems to be beginning to make his mark, too. Of course, the work already done on Green's buddy Key undoubtedly helped. Commit Bryson Allen-Williams apparently made a difference, too. Allen-Williams is living up to his promise to make a difference for us on the recruiting trail.
Green is a pure corner who gives Carolina a likely shutdown guy. His skill set and athletic ability remind me a bit of Victor Hampton based on my exposure to Green so far. Whether he can be quite that good remains to be seen (I believe Hampton will be All-SEC this year), but the talent basis and potential are there.