Is former UNC receiver Andre Greene Jr. coming home to UVA?

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Tar Heel Times

While there hasn’t been an official announcement as of late Tuesday night, it appears that Virginia has landed a commitment from former North Carolina wide receiver Andre Greene Jr., beating out Penn State for the former 4-star prospect.

Greene visited Penn State on Dec. 8 and made his official visit to UVA this past weekend.

However, Virginia quarterback Anthony Colandrea tweeted this message on Tuesday evening: “We got him!” Colandrea sent out that same message on social media a couple of weeks ago when former Notre Dame wide receiver Chris Tyree had committed to the Cavaliers.

Like Tyree, Greene is a native Virginian, having starred at St. Christopher’s in Richmond. Tyree played at Thomas Dale High in Chester.

UVA wide receivers coach Adam Mims also tweeted a photo of UNC legend Michael Jordan in Tar Heels gear with a caption that read, “The Ceiling is the Roof,” apparently another hint that Virginia gained some good news from the NCAA transfer portal.

Greene is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound standout who was ranked the No. 16 wide receiver prospect in the nation coming out of St. Chris in 2022, and the No. 102 overall recruit at any position in the nation, in addition to being rated the No. 2 prospect in the state of Virginia. His final three college choices coming out of high school were: UNC, Clemson and Penn State.

During his high-school career, Greene made 85 catches for 1,456 yards and 17 touchdowns.

His success didn’t translate to UNC, which was loaded at the receiver position. In two seasons, he played in 11 games for Mack Brown’s Tar Heels and posted 5 receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown, the score coming against Oregon in the ‘22 Holiday Bowl.