It hasn’t taken long for true freshman quarterback Garrett Greene to catch the eye of head coach Neal Brown. During a Zoom meeting with the media last week, Brown had high praise for Greene — even going as far to say he is “fired up” about his future.
Mountaineer Nation should absolutely be fired up about the potential of Greene also, but we can’t do so without putting him into perspective a little bit. You may not realize it, but Greene is the best traditional quarterback recruit for the Mountaineers in well over a decade.
Since then, Paul Millard, Ford Childress, Chavas Rawlins, Chris Chugunov, William Crest, and Trey Lowe have been among the many quarterbacks recruited in high school by the Mountaineers — and none were meaningful contributors on the field. Much less did they ever even receive praise remotely similar to what Greene has in a short amount of time.