Virginia Teammates Serious About Notre Dame Following Offers

May 10, 2019
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The staff at Highland Springs High School in Virginia had been trying to get Notre Dame in the building for a while now. Irish assistant Todd Lyght made the trip last week and didn’t leave before extending scholarship offers to 2020 safety Malcolm Greene‍ and 2021 athlete Jamareeh Jones‍.

“It was definitely excellent,” Highland Springs recruiting coordinator Keylon Mayo. “I’ve been trying to reach out to Notre Dame for several years trying to get them to come on campus. For them to finally come in the building, it was definitely great to have that presence in the building. We’ve been corresponding with the recruiting department for a couple months now, sending Malcolm’s transcripts and answering questions about him.”

Mayo calls Greene “a coach on the field.”

“He’s an intellectual in the classroom and he’s the same way on the field,” says Mayo. “He can visualize how things are going to be before the ball is even snapped. Malcolm is a high-academic kid. He has a 4.2 GPA, a 1200 SAT. Even though he’s in high school now, he’s taking dual-enrollment classes, so he’s going to graduate with his Associates degree next year. Wherever he goes, he could potentially come on campus on a junior.”

Greene won’t graduate early because of the program he’s taking to gain the college credits, but he’ll be far ahead academically when he does get to college.

“Some schools have talked to him about if he redshirts, he could potentially come out with a doctorate,” says Mayo.

The Notre Dame offer certainly caught his attention.

“That’s definitely piqued his interest and he’s definitely excited about the Notre Dame opportunity,” says Mayo.

Some schools are recruiting the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Greene as a corner, some as a safety and some as a nickel.

“He’s the type who wants to cover, but he likes to be in the box,” Mayo says. “He will hit you as well.”

Greene hasn’t taken a ton of visits just yet.

“He’s going to start this summer, going around and mapping out places,” Mayo says. “He’s been places local, but not anywhere outside of the state too much.”

Notre Dame will “for sure” be in the discussion for official visits.

As for Jones, the Notre Dame offer was his first, but won’t be his last.

“He’s still a sophomore,” says Mayo. “Next year he’s going to be featured in many roles.

“This year, as a sophomore, he was pulled up throughout the playoffs. He played sparingly throughout the season, but the playoffs is pretty much when he took off, scoring six touchdowns and throwing for one as well. He still hasn’t even scratched the surface yet. You’re talking about a kid who runs a 4.3.”

The 6-foot, 190-pounder is an athlete.

“He’s a quarterback for us,” says Mayo. “He can play corner, safety and wide receiver.”

He did “everything” as a freshman in the playoffs last season.

“He had a couple of big catches,” says Mayo. “We’re blessed in the secondary as well, so he played sparingly in the secondary for us on varsity, but this year, he’s going to be all over the place.”

According to Mayo, Jones was real emotional about getting the offer from the Irish.

“He was anticipating, waiting to see when that first one was going to happen,” he says. “To have Notre Dame be your first one, that’s surreal for him.”

He’s also looking at taking a visit to South Bend and is also a strong student.

“He’s a 3.8 student. He hasn’t tested yet, but he’s naturally gifted.”

 
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