For the second day in a row Florida State coach Mike Norvell secured a commitment from a class of 2023 defensive end prospect. Lamont Green Jr., son of former FSU linebacker Lamont Green, gave his pledge to the Seminoles.
The rising junior, who is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, also considered offers from a list of schools that is reported to include Coastal Carolina, FIU, FAU, Louisville, Miami, Penn State and Pittsburgh. As a sophomore at Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep last season, Green totaled 26 tackles in six games, including seven tackles for a loss and two sacks.
Green is rated at the top defensive end prospect in Florida in the class of 2023 by Osceola Recruiting Analyst Charles Fishbein, who is also President of Elite Scouting Services.
Charles Fishbein: Green is already one of the best pass rushers in the country. Here is a kid that had a father who was an high school All-American and his son may be even better. His ability to rush the passer is quite impressive. His first step off the ball, his ability to dip and get under a tackle is something most seniors in high school can’t do. He is so versatile and can line up at multiple positions in college. Elite Scouting Services does not give out many 10-ratings but if this kid gets much better he may earn that designation.
Patrick Burnham: Green is extremely quick off the ball and is advanced as a pass rusher compared to most of his peers at this stage in his development. He is long, athletic and plays with great effort. Green is very flexible and can bend and get his shoulders under offensive tackles, which makes him extremely hard to block. He does a great job of using his hands and arms to chop or knock down opposing offensive tackles’ hands and arms, making it difficult for them to establish inside hands or gain leverage against him. He projects as a weakside or FOX defensive end at this point in his development. Has a tendency to get too high coming out of his stance and will need to continue to work on playing with better leverage against the run. Green will only get bigger, faster, stronger and more fundamentally sound with experience.
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RB Cedrick Baxter Jr. (6-1, 215)-Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater HS
DE Lamont Green Jr. (6-4, 210)-Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep
DE Gabriel Harris (6-4, 237)-Thomas County (Ga.) Central HS