clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2013 Fresno State football recruiting: Mississippi State looking to flip QB Zack Greenlee

Fresno State verbal commit Zack Greenlee could be switching his commitment to Mississippi State.

Butch Dill

Fresno State has been the only school to offer three-star quarterback Zack Greenlee during the 2013 recruiting process, until now. Greenlee had flown under the radar up until he had a great showing at multiple ESPN Elite 11 camps, and making it to the final Elite 11 group. Even after all of that Fresno State was his only offer, and Greenlee accepted.

Greenlee also earned a roster spot at the Under Armour All-American game this past month.

However, Mississippi State has stepped in to offer Greenlee a scholarship on Thursday, and also convinced Greenlee to take a visit to the campus this weekend.

His high school coach Brian Gray spoke with the Clarion Ledger about Greenlee:

"We talked this morning about the intangibles," said Lincoln coach Brian Gray. "At the end of the day you have to find out about their academic sutation and what their specialties are. All the little things. I think Zach will do his homework, ask his questions. They are going to like him, there's no question about that.

"I think he will figure out ‘Can I spend 4 years here? Do have a chance to grow here - football wise and academically?' I think if all those things are met, I don't see why he wouldn't (commit)."

There is a chance that Greenlee could commit before he even leaves Starkville over the weekend, and if he does it would be a huge blow to Fresno Stat who has been with him since the very beginning. It does make sense for Greenlee to consider Mississippi State if he wants to be a great college quarterback.

Their head coach is Dan Mullen who was the quarterbacks coach at Utah at the same time Alex Smith was under center during the schools run to the BCS, plus he was the offensive coordinator at Florida and helped coach Tim Tebow. The only difference is that Greenlee is a pro-style quarterback, whereas those two were more mobile signal callers.

For more Mountain West:

For the best news leading up to signing day: