In another major transfer portal win for the Virginia Cavaliers football team, former North Carolina Tar Heels receiver and Virginia native Andre Greene Jr. has announced his commitment to Tony Elliott’s program after two years in Chapel Hill.
Greene Jr. has three years of eligibility remaining after he redshirted his first season at UNC. While his stats with the Tar Heels aren’t necessarily mind-blowing — in 11 appearances he registered five catches for 43 yards and a touchdown — it’s his potential as an outside receiver that stands out. He was a four star recruit out of high school, ranked 61st overall in 247Sports’ Composite ranking, was the eighth best wide receiver overall, and the third highest rated recruit in Virginia.
Now that he’s on his way to Charlottesville, he has the opportunity to flourish in a Virginia offense that is already piling up transfer receiver success stories after Malik Washington’s record-setting season and the arrival of Notre Dame transfer (and another native Virginian) Chris Tyree just a few weeks ago.
Looking at UVA’s receiver depth chart, it’s looking likely that Malachi Fields and Greene Jr. will be the Wahoos’ starting outside receivers with Tyree in the slot and Jaden Gibson, Suderian Harrison, and JR Wilson providing depth.
This is another big-name, in-state recruiting win for Tony Elliott and wide receivers coach Adam Mims who, in less than a year, has already had major success in replacing program staple Marques Hagans at a critical spot on the coaching staff.
Beyond the recruiting standpoint, UVA’s 2024 offense is really coming together. They’ve got skill, proven production, and major upside in the receiver room alongside a quarterback room with two starting-caliber arms, a running back group that has some encouraging upside, a tight end room with experience and improved pass-catching ability, and an offensive line that is starting to establish a veteran presence. We’ll be careful to not put the cart before the horse, but things are definitely starting to come together to some degree for this offense and for the program overall.