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Andre Greene Jr. says Florida State has “excellent coaching staff”

Impressive on and off the field.

Andre Greene Jr. (IG)

Andre Greene Jr. is a 6’3 180 pound wide receiver from Richmond, VA.

The Class of 2022 prospect attends St. Christopher’s School.

Greene doesn’t have a rating yet, but he holds offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia, among others, so expect that to be remedied.

In April, he was offered by Florida State:

TN caught up with Greene recently to get a better feel for his recruitment:

How’d you receive the Florida State offer, and what’d it mean to you?

“I received the offer from Coach Dugans. I’m extremely humbled to receive an offer from Florida State—it’s an extremely successful program with an excellent coaching staff.”

Do you plan to visit FSU when the Dead Period is over?

“Florida State is definitely one of the schools I plan to visit once the coronavirus starts to clear up. I’ve spoken to several of the coaches, and it’s just a matter of timing at this point.”

What other schools do you hope/plan to visit?

“It really depends on if/when the virus clears up. I’d like to visit as many schools as possible to start building relationships. I’m sure that’s going to be an important factor at some point.

I’ve been fortunate to receive offers from some great schools, [including] Florida State.”

How do you describe your game?

“I classify myself as a diverse wide receiver. If you play me close, I’m very physical, and because of my size and strength, I win a lot of those battles. And if you play off me, I have a lot of speed and moves to create space and get in the open field. And because of my basketball background, I love to go up and get any jump balls.”

What player(s) do you look up to/model your game after?

“Some of my favorite players are DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, and Odell Beckham Jr. With that said, I try to take parts from all their games to incorporate into [mine]—everything from having great hands, speed, size and strength, jumping ability and being able to block.”

Not enough WRs care about that last trait—glad to hear you mention it.

“Just trying to be a complete package—I’ve had some good coaches that helped me develop that skill, or I should say mindset.”

What are the biggest things you’re looking for in a school?

“Being able to get a quality education almost goes without saying. However, it’s definitely important to have strong relationships with the coaching staff. I want to feel like it’s a family away from home. I want to play for coaches that can continuously grow my game to new levels. I have two long term goals: to get my degree and to not only play in the NFL, but be a first round draft pick.”

Any idea what you hope to study in college?

“I’ve been giving that some thought lately. It may change, but right now, I’m thinking I’d like to major in Business.”

When do you hope to have a final decision on college?

“Right now, I’m just getting to know schools, and I’m not in any rush to make a decision. I still have some time, so I’ll be taking visits once this coronavirus settles down and go from there. I’m just looking forward to getting to know some of the coaches and seeing how we connect over time.”

Anything else you want to add?

“I wanted to thank my mom and dad—they’ve been such a big part of all my success, and I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for them.”