It’s official: UNC’s Greene joins Virginia’s receivers corps

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Tar Heel Times

As reported on this site three days ago, former North Carolina receiver Andre Greene Jr. announced today that he had officially committed to Virginia.

The Cavaliers beat out Penn State in the race to bring Greene into the program, a big deal considering Greene’s recruiting resume from his days at St. Christopher’s in Richmond, where he was ranked the No. 2 prospect in the state of Virginia in 2022.

Greene, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound star, was rated the No. 16 wide receiver prospect in the nation coming out of St. Chris, and the No. 102 overall recruit at any position in the country for that class. Back then, he chose UNC over Clemson and Penn State.

This time, he decided to stay home rather than accept an offer from Penn State.

He is UVA’s sixth player gained from the transfer portal, and the third from the state of Virginia. Greene, who had 85 catches for 1,456 yards and 17 touchdowns during his career at St. Chris, will team up with Notre Dame transfer Chris Tyree to become threats for the Cavaliers’ passing attack in 2024. Tyree was the leading receiver for the Irish this past season, a player who amassed more than 3,000 yards in all-purpose yardage at Notre Dame.

Greene has three seasons of eligibility remaining and hopes to make an impact at UVA. While at UNC, which was loaded with receivers, he played in 11 games over two seasons, with five receptions for 43 yards.