COVINGTON, GA – Nyland Green is tall, fast, and long. He can cover, flash ball skills, hit, run, and be a follower at multiple positions in the secondary.
He also served as a long snapper for his high school teams.
Green is also a diverse young man. Green aspires to reap the rewards of a long career as a professional footballer and open a homeless shelter. The nation’s No.2 corner prospect (247 Sports) has this lofty goal and has again been found swallowing handfuls of Skittles and turning back as his Newton High side burst through the panel on the field at each game.
He has a tradition of carrying the same Chucky Doll from the “Child’s Play” movie franchise with him to every game. He shared the Newton High news on Tuesday via a live broadcast and an engagement video announcement that he won’t have to travel far to bring those dreams, the Skittles and Chucky with him to play college football.
The 6-foot-2, 182-pound elder chose to be a Georgia Bulldog. He even had a few Skittles in the minutes leading up to his ceremony during audio checks in the school auditorium ahead of his decision.
The local Georgia state product was sought after by Auburn, Clemson and Tennessee, among others. It even seemed that these elite programs were the fashionable choices at different times for the 4-star cornerback.
Cornerback Newton High is ranked 5th among the nation’s cornerback prospects and 69th overall in the 247Sports Composite.
Green will be a Bulldog and will also register in early January 2021.
It’s some photosynthesis on Charlton Warren and Kirby Smart’s recruiting track for a DB room that will need some sun to replace an expected NFL exodus after this season.
“It’s right up the street,” Green said of Georgia earlier this fall. “Only 35 minutes by car from my home. This is the biggest thing I can say.
Green is now Georgia’s 20th public engagement in the 2021 cycle.
This makes him the seventh hope of the top 100 (247Sports Composite) to enter the UGA in this category. The Newton High (Covington, GA) star is now the fifth highest rated rookie in the Georgia class.
He becomes the first player to pick Georgia from Newton High since former US Army All-American wide receiver Jeremiah “JJ” Holloman made it in December 2016. That commitment now pushes the Georgia class of 2021 past LSU. to class n ° 3 in the country for this recruitment. cycle on the composite odds of the 247Sports team.
Want to know something really cool about Nyland Green?
Green is always found with a smile. He’s charismatic enough to consider starting his own YouTube channel.
But what really stands out here is his generous heart. Green said if he was successful in football then he had a very noble plan in mind for his community.
“I know outside of football I would like to open a homeless shelter,” Green told DawgNation. “To take care of children younger than me or less fortunate than me. Maybe someone who doesn’t have what the others have. I would love to do that. I have a feeling we should be here to help each other. ”
For him, there is no feeling of helping someone else. If he has any banknotes or coins in reserve in his pocket when he sees someone in need, he will share them with a smile.
“I always smile, but when I do this, God puts that in my heart to help someone and it makes me smile even bigger,” Green said.
“Help anyone. People younger than me. Our youth. Really just help anyone in general.
It’s just his way. It always has been.
“God just put this in my heart to always share what I have with others,” he said.
Wouldn’t “Nyland Island” be a good name for this concept of homeless shelter he has in mind? Especially for a future cornerback / philanthropist with a heart of gold? He used the term “Nyland Island” a few times in casual conversation.
It would be a perfect brand image.
Warren was a big factor in this decision.
When Green was asked to share his thoughts on Georgia over the summer, he quickly referred to Georgia’s defensive back coach. He sported a 5 star smile as he did.
“Coach Warren now is my ‘Dawg,” he said. “We always compare shoes and play ‘Madden’ and everything. Coach Warren, now he’s my guy. This is my “Dawg”.
The video in this tweet embedded below offers a good sample of her athletic ability and overall length.
– Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) July 23, 2020
What will Nyland Green play for Georgia?
Expect Green to be a rookie corner press cornerback for the Bulldogs.
The program has recently shown a knack for bringing freshmen into the mix early and developing them for the NFL. The playing journeys of Tyson Campbell, DJ Daniel and Tyrique Stevenson certainly speak of it.
Another example is Eric Stokes, the Georgia starter who became an NFL prospect from a 3-star ranking. Stokes also spent time on the recruiting chat interacting with Green on social media.
– Eric Stokes Jr (@_jamane_) May 8, 2020
👀👀 may need to push https://t.co/OGFx0jUAGK
– Eric Stokes Jr (@_jamane_) December 7, 2020
It was something Green was looking for.
“I love hearing from the guys and the players who are there and have been here,” he said this summer. “But I also still have to look for form for myself and myself. How can I fit in or how could I fit in? ”
Georgia has been one of its schools that has needed a lot of attention for years.
“It has been just amazing and I keep going back and forth, visiting and seeing new things,” he said of those trips before the pandemic. “Seeing things that I’ve never really seen before, but everything has been really amazing with Georgia. ”
Green’s decision certainly improves prospects in a class that needs several cornerbacks to replace Campbell, Daniel, Stokes and Mark Webb, Jr. in 2021. He is now CB’s fourth prospect to enter UGA in the 2021 cycle.
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