November 1, 2012
2014 cornerback talks latest visit to Florida
Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King High School junior cornerback Wesley Green was one of several 2014 recruits in attendance for Florida's last home game, the big 44-11 win over South Carolina.
For Green, it was his first unofficial visit to Gainesville since July and really enjoyed the experience.
"I felt welcome as soon as I got there. The atmosphere was pretty good. The coaches, they seemed pretty good. Coach Lewis, he was very straightforward with me. He was a nice guy," said Green.
The 5-foot-11, 168-pound cornerback added he enjoyed watching the game and experiencing the environment of the Swamp.
"The, game, it was like no other. The fans, they gave the players energy, and the coaches. It was great."
As a cornerback Green paid as much attention as he could to the Florida defense and says he likes what he saw.
"Oh man, they play with so much force," said Green. "The way they come down hill and just release everything on the player. They just seem really good, and they swarm to the ball. "No man will just be standing around, everybody will get to that ball."
The high school junior adds he has a few top ranked programs at the top of his list right now, including Florida, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and South Carolina. He also has offers from other SEC schools including Tennessee and Vanderbilt, as well as Syracuse and Virginia Tech among others. Right now though, Green says Florida might be his number one choice.
"I see myself playing there. I see myself getting pumped up, getting the crowd pumped up, and just having a great time," said Green.
The Florida Gator defense is currently the seventh ranked overall defensive unit in the nation, and is ranking fourth in the country in points allowed (12.1). Green says the recent play of the Florida defense is what has the Gators at the top of his list.
"The way they've been performing on defense, I like the way they run their man coverages, their zone coverages, that's really about it."
However, the 2014 recruit says he's still going to take his time making a decision and will be taking some more visits to other schools this year.
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