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Renardo Green: “It was my dream school.”

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Florida State added six total commitments from April 9 to April 16. Four-star quarterback Sam Howell started the landslide of pledges. Four more committed at the spring game, and Renardo Green capped things off with his commitment on Monday, April 16.

Green unofficially visited FSU for the spring game on April 14. The following Monday, Harlon Barnett informed Green that he was being offered a scholarship by the `Noles. The three-star cornerback committed on the spot.

The Apopka native is really just beginning to receive his first attention from major recruiting services. He’s expected to be a prospect that will rise up the rankings during his senior season. ESPN has already upgraded him to a four-star prospect and put Green inside their top-300 recruits.

Green flashes exceptional athleticism and playmaking ability. He told me that he believes he can make plays that not many others can. Green is also extremely confident which allows him to take his game to another level.

The 6-foot-0, 170-pound prospect is currently ranked as the No. 401 overall prospect and the No. 34 CB in the country by the 247 Sports composite rankings. Florida State currently has the No. 4 2019 class in the country with 10 commitments.

Check out our full interview with Tribe19’s newest pledge below.

NoleGameday: You committed to FSU on the same day that you received the offer. Was that always the plan or did it just feel right?

Renardo Green: “That was like the plan. It was my dream school. I always said if I ever got Florida State I would commit on site.”

NoleGameday: What was the reaction like when you committed?

Green: “I told coach Barnett over the phone and he kept telling me we’re gonna do something.”

NoleGameday: What separated the Seminoles from everyone else in your recruitment?

Green: “When I went up there I loved the tradition of the school and the history at the spring game. It was almost a packed stadium, everybody was die-hard Florida State fans. The atmosphere, the campus, the school.”

NoleGameday: You unofficially visited for the spring game. What was it like seeing FSU and the new staff for the first time?

Green: “They were moving at a faster pace, more efficient, everyone was playing as a team. But you could definitely tell who they were trying to get the ball to.”

NoleGameday: What did you think of FSU’s performance during the spring game?

Green: “I was watching the DB’s and their techniques. It’s kinda similar to how I play and I like how they play with confidence, can hit, and can cover. I really like that.”

NoleGameday: Who was the most influential Coach in your recruitment?

Green: “Coach Barnett and coach Taggart.”

NoleGameday: How do you think Harlon Barnett will be able to develop you?

Green: “He’ll teach me more than I already know, IQ wise about the game. Understanding to trust my reads, just better IQ, better technique, and everything.”

NoleGameday: How would you describe the way you play for some fans that haven’t gotten a chance to watch your film?

Green: “I’d say I’m the most versatile DB in the country. I can play nickel, corner, safety, even on the offensive side of the bound. I make a lot of plays that other people in the country can’t make. I’m aggressive, I’m confident, I’m real confident. I’m very athletic and I play smart, I play with my head. I diagnose the play and bring a high IQ, high intensity.”

NoleGameday: What have you focused on getting better at this offseason?

Green: “The last two years I mostly worked on athleticism. This offseason I took it back to the basics and started doing more plyometrics work, more explosive work, and more strength training. I’ve seen my athleticism go to a whole new level. I’ve got my technique more down.”

NoleGameday: Are you selling Florida State to any recruits right now?

Green: “Oh yeah, plenty of them. I’ve been trying to get two of my teammates to come. Tyler Davis and a linebacker. I’m trying to get Lloyd Summerall and Brandan Gant.”

NoleGameday: What are your predictions for Tribe19?

Green: “I feel like the rankings can’t determine it or describe it. They’ll have to see us in person and see the numbers we put up. The results that we get.”


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