Emmanuel Greene Talks Back to Back Miami Visits


Yesterday, The Miami Hurricanes invited a swarm of local recruits to watch practice and enjoy a barbecue along side the Miami coaches. Over 100 recruits, ranging from 2016 to 2018, showed up to enjoy a day at The U.

After the event, I spoke with top 2017 receiver, Emmanuel Greene. Greene is an incredible receiver and currently holds the 2nd highest amount of offers of any receiver in the 2017 class. Greene’s insane quickness and agility has already made him a top target for schools around the country. The 5’9-165 prospect was at Coconut Creek High School, but transferred to IMG a few months ago. After visiting Miami for the scrimmage on Saturday and the practice and barbecue on Tuesday, Greene spoke about his experiences, his skills, the recruiting process, and more.

Mannie Greene spent most of Saturday and Tuesday on campus and discussed his feelings about the visits:

“It just really felt like home, Coach Coley, Coach KB[WR Coach Kevin Beard] they all made me feel like I was at home. That’s a good feeling, being welcomed home like that and that’s how I felt. It was real good.”

Greene has known Coach Kevin Beard for awhile and worked with him before he was hired by Miami:

“Coach Beard was my receiver coach in high school, so I was working with him before he got the job at Miami… You know man, Coach KB is just Coach KB, he keeps it real, 100. He would love for me to play for him and for him to get to coach me at the collegiate level. He’s still the same guy and tells me a lot of the same things.”

I asked Greene what he wants to work on over the next two years before he gets to college:

“I’ve got to keep working on being physical. I’ve always gotten away with just using my speed and quickness, but I want to continue to get stronger and more physical.”

Then, Emmanuel Greene touched on his strengths and what he brings to a team:

“My speed, my quickness, good hands, ball awareness, field awareness, and I’m just a play maker.”

Greene plays 7-on-7 for the South Florida Express along with many of Miami’s 2016 and 2017 commits. Between 7-on-7 and the visits, Greene has spent a lot of time with the current Miami commits and has known some of them for a long time:

“Those are my boys, Dionte Mullins, Cedrick Wright and Sam Bruce. I’ve known Sam since he was just a kid, like a little jit. I always looked up to him and now I’m doing big things of my own, but he still kind of mentors me a little bit because he’s a grade older than me. With Dionte Mullins and Cedrick Wright, since we started doing South Florida Express stuff, we’ve just bonded and we’re like brothers since then. I’ve known that Dionte and Cedrick were always going to go to the same college. Having that good bond and relationship could be another reason for me to go to Miami.”

I asked Greene what he thought about Miami’s strong start for the 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes:

“I think it’s a real good start. Everybody is staying home and everybody in South Florida is committing there. That’s real good because everybody is staying home and playing for their hometown. I feel like South Florida is way better than any region in the nation, so everyone staying home and going to Miami would be real good.”

I asked Greene about recruiting and where Miami stood as one of his top schools:

“I’m keeping it open, but Miami right now is leading. So I’m still open, but yeah, Miami has a lead right now.”

Greene said that he has considered making his commitment during this upcoming summer, but wants to talk things over with his family first.

Emmanuel Greene had over 700 yards and 7TDs receiving last season, you can view his sophomore highlights here.