If I’m Georgia, and I’m hoping to land former University of South Carolina commit, Wesley Green, I might consider taking a different approach because, it sounds like he’s hearing the same old song no matter what school is doing the talking.
“Ole Miss and Tennessee are the two other teams that are coming after me hard,” Green said. “They are saying the same thing as Georgia and South Carolina. The message is the same. Ole Miss tells me how the coaches want to better my talents. Tennessee is the same deal. I talked to Coach (Willie) Martinez recently for them so I keep in contact with Tennessee.” (Jake Rowe, Rivals)
Green committed to the Gamecocks last June, but decided to re-open his recruitment this past September because, according to his high school coach, the coaching staff at USC didn’t stay in his ear as much after he committed and, if you are inclined to believe what you read, it’s pretty important to Green that schools show him genuine interest and remain in contact—whether he’s verbally in the fold or not.
That said, unless Georgia does or says something which allows them to stand out more, in Green’s mind, I don’t see him ending up anywhere but Columbia next season; it’s the place he was the most comfortable, had the best shot at early playing time, and felt the closest connection with the players and the staff.
That’s going to be tough for any school to beat, in my opinion.
Even so, the fact that Georgia never gave up on Green—even once he was committed—should, at the very least, keep them near the top of his list.