Vols Offer Four-Star Safety in Virginia

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    (Photo via @airmgreene on Twitter)

    RTI recruiting contributor Landon Steffy contributed to this article 

    Tennessee has one safety set to graduate after the 2019 season in Nigel Warrior, and the Vols need to bolster depth there in the future. In an effort to address that, UT has sent out an offer to the top safety in the state of Virginia in the 2020 class.

    Per his Twitter account, Tennessee has offered composite four-star safety Malcolm Greene. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back is from Highland Springs, Virginia and plays for Highland Springs High School.

    Greene is currently ranked as the No. 292 overall recruit, No. 23 safety, and No. 6 prospect in Virginia in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He is one of the most sought-after safeties in this class and has quite the offer list to show for it. Greene already holds offers from the likes of Clemson, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Virginia Tech among numerous others.

    The versatile athlete also runs track for Highland Springs and is very quick for his size. He’s reportedly run a 4.57-second 40-yard dash and 4.09-second shuttle time. He also has a 35-inch vertical leap.

    Greene has outstanding coverage skills and is able to diagnose plays well. He always seems to have a knack of where the ball is heading to and often intercepts the pass or breaks it up. He also has incredible closing speed when coming up to help in run defense. Greene is a very sure tackler as well, making sure his opponent does not get by him. He is quite versatile on defense, too, lining up at corner as well as safety.

    As a junior for Highland Springs last season, Greene totaled 49 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles and earned all-state honors in the process.

    While Greene has not visited Tennessee’s campus yet, the Vols may push for him to come on a visit over the summer. Green has unofficially visited Clemson in 2019 and also visited the Tigers during the 2018 football season. He’s also taken visits to Duke and Virginia Tech.