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Andre Greene Jr. could be classified as the Mark Twain recruit of the 2022 cycle for Georgia.
It appears the reports of Georgia’s demise in this chase with Clemson, Penn State, Oregon and Virginia are exaggerated. At least for now.
When DawgNation profiled Greene this fall, it was noteworthy to learn how competitive he was. Team Greene actually kept a won-loss record of his nightly bouts of Connect Four with his father.
At one point, the count was 484-426 in his favor. That trend has only grown.
“I’ve beaten my Dad so many times in Connect Four that he hid the score where we keep track,” Greene Jr. told DawgNation this week.
It was impressive. Kind of why Greene would be an asset to any university even if he was not a special 6-foot-3 athlete capable of being an ATM machine for touchdowns.
When an All-American takes that level of interest in that small aspect of competition, he will carry that mindset over to things that carry much more significance to his future.
Georgia is still in the race here. Greene told DawgNation this week the Bulldogs are going to get a very late-in-the-game unofficial visit. That will be crucial in a chase that has at times appeared to favor both Clemson and North Carolina.
“It definitely feels like UGA is recruiting me hard,” Greene Jr. on Wednesday evening. “Our contact has been constant for months. UGA is definitely a top school on my very shortlist. My family and I actually have another video conference call with coach [Kirby] Smart tomorrow evening. It’s not much not to like about UGA.”
Let that be a lesson for everyone out in the ABRs within the DNA of the Georgia program: Always. Be. Recruiting. Even on the Thursday night of Florida week.
Greene is the type of prospect that calls to mind the Spurrier-era receivers that struck fear in defensive headsets everywhere during that remarkable run in Gainesville.
He’s now getting the questions from all angles. Coaches. Reporters. Neighbors. Teachers. Teammates. As he should. It comes with it. Folks want to know more than the fact his go-to Halloween treat is a big bag of Skittles.
“It is difficult to balance it all,” Greene Jr. said. “I’m grateful for being in this position, but I’m ready to make a decision because it does get a little crazy sometimes.”
There’s a lot going on now in his world between his academic work at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, his unbeaten football team and also the constant recruiting.
“This is such a difficult decision because each school has so much to offer,” Greene Jr. said. “There are many factors that will go into my decision. One of my most important factors in choosing a school was always where I can go and make an immediate impact. And what makes it so difficult is I feel each of my top schools I can do that with.”
Greene said he doesn’t have a decision date set. Not yet. Just a feeling.
“But it is likely going to come in the next few weeks shortly after my Clemson visit,” he said.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior will take an official to Clemson on Oct. 13 for the UConn game. The Tigers were the only school on his very short list that did not get an official over the summer.
Georgia’s came during the summer. It was impactful, but the Smart reading of the Greene was the Bulldogs would not be able to keep up without a visit later in the season, too.