The story of 2022 3✮ OT Trevyon Green is one of the more interesting ones on the recruiting trail right now and just a short time ago he added a new chapter to that story.
Green announced, via social media, his commitment to Mack Brown and the Tar Heels over West Virginia, Maryland and others shortly after 5:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon. Green, who reclassified to the 2022 class from the 2021 class back in March, was offered by the Tar Heels back in July of 2019 when he was still a member of the 2021 class, but has been a bit off the radar target since then.
A lot has changed since the offer with Green, starting with the reclassification, but headlined by a simply phenomenal reshaping of his body. At one time during his high school football career, Green weighed as much as 404 lbs., but since he reached that number, he has lost nearly 70 lbs., now being listed at 338 lbs. according to 247Sports’ Brian Dohn, who spoke with him prior to his commitment earlier this week.
When judging Green, a senior at Life Christian Academy in Colonial Heights, VA, on film, it’s hard to gather a full opinion of just what he might be able to bring to the table considering that he is nearly 30 lbs. lighter now than any of his film shows, which dates back to as recent as this fall. It’s hard to imagine, though, that certain aspects of his game will just disappear, starting with his physicality. Green, who plays primarily guard at the high school level despite being listed as a tackle on recruiting websites, is the definition of a mauler, as he uses the combination of his size and powerful hands to constantly knockdown defensive linemen on film. He may not be the most athletic offensive lineman, but for someone of his size, he moves extremely well and that should only improve as he settles into his new frame. At 6’7, squattier and quicker defensive linemen will always have the potential to cause him issues, but the Tar Heels, even under the previous regime, have liked the taller lineman and have been able to eliminate these concerns. His footwork is also very strong, another promising sign when it comes to what Green could eventually be at the college level. There is definitely a developmental aspect that will go into his college career due to his weight change, but the extra year will be a big benefit and there is a lot of potential here.
Green’s commitment gives the Tar Heels their third in the 2022 class, all of which come from the state of Virginia. The class now moves from 18th in the 247Sports Composite team rankings to 15th and remains third, just behind Florida State. The state of Virginia was going to be an important one for the Tar Heels in this cycle and so far, they are dominating one of the most lucrative states on the East Coast when it comes to football recruiting.