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Not So Greene Anymore, @EarnestGreene_ Is A Talent To Watch

At 6-foot-3-inches and roughly 280 pounds, a young Earnest Greene was a little “green.” Then, he hit the spring and summer camp circuit after his freshman season at national power St. John Bosco. A few months later he had nearly a dozen Division I offers.

Now, at a shade under 6-5 and a massive 330 pounds, Greene is the highest ranked California 2022 prospect that has yet to commit. He has narrowed down his college choices to a top ten.

As you can see, Greene has offers from all the top FBS programs in the country. Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma are among Greene’s top ten as are two schools a little closer to home – USC and Oregon.

Many have compared Greene to now Minnesota Vikings guard Wyatt Davis. Davis (6-4, 315) starred at St. John Bosco before heading off to Ohio State where he was twice named first-team All-Big Ten, a two-time All-American, and winner of the 2020 Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year award.

Greene has all the tools to be even better than Davis, a third-round draft pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

Scouting Report

The reason why college coaches have been drooling all over Greene for the better part of three years now is that he passes all the tests. First, he’s got the measurables.

Greene is 6-4.5 and weighs in a 330 pounds, but he’s not just a big guy. He’s athletic and he’s versatile enough that he could play anywhere on the offensive line. Greene has outstanding lateral mobility and has the athletic talent that will allow him to excel whether he plays guard or tackle.

You can watch him on film and see that he has explosive power and has the ability to knock defenders off their feet. Greene has great raw power and has an explosive punch when meeting defenders at the point of attack.

Even as a freshman in the video above, one could see the raw talent in Greene. Despite his youth at the time, he showed good upper body strength and enough of a nasty edge to make him dangerous. That edge is what has helped him develop into one of the nation’s top offensive linemen recruits in the class of 2022.

Summer Plans

While Greene has yet to make a decision on where he will be playing college football, he is approaching his recruiting with the right mindset. He’s taking his time and this summer he’ll head east to visit Ohio State on June 16. The Buckeyes and the connection with Davis put Greene on their radar early.

After meeting with the Buckeyes, it’s off to the South for visits at both Georgia and Alabama. Greene’s father was born and raised in Georgia and played at Savannah State. The Bulldogs and head coach Kirby Smart have sent five offensive linemen to the NFL in the past two seasons. Two of those players were first-round draft picks.

Regardless of where he ends up, it’s clear that Greene is one of the best interior offensive linemen in the country. He will be a great addition anywhere and will likely start early in his career. On top of that, he is very well-spoken and a great student in the classroom. Those traits are evident in this interview about his recruiting process.

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