Virginia football lands Clemson DB Malcolm Greene through transfer portal

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Clemson Athletics

Virginia has added another former Clemson player to its football roster via the transfer portal.

Malcolm Greene, a Richmond native, announced on his Twitter account Monday that he is transferring to UVA, where he will be united with his younger brother, defensive lineman Miles Greene, who will enroll at Virginia this summer. They are both products of Highland Springs High School.

Malcolm Greene, who has two years of eligibility remaining, is a graduate transfer. He started five games and appeared in 29 games during three seasons at Clemson as his playing time diminished last fall when he played in seven games and started twice. He was not on Clemson’s two-deep for the Orange Bowl.

A former four-star prospect, Greene had two career interceptions and had six passes defended, along with 40 tackles (4.5 or loss), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble over 473 snaps.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told Clemson Insider that Greene’s playing career with the Tigers was largely impacted by injuries.

“He’s one of the best young men that’s come through our program,” Swinney said. “Unbelievably committed in every aspect. I mean, as ‘All in’ as there could be.

“Unfortunately, his development slowed a little bit, just because I think this is the first semester that he’s had healthy and it was really good to see him get out there and compete.”

Swinney told the Insider that Greene wanted the opportunity to pursue a starting position elsewhere, and it appears Virginia will provide that opportunity. The Cavaliers are in need of defensive backs, particularly after former North Carolina DB Cam Kelly transferred into Virginia in January, then turned around and transferred out in February.