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Fresno State Bulldogs Get Next Big QB With Zack Greenlee Verbal Commit

Fresno State Bulldogs

Kirby Lee-US Presswire

Playing time it is. Just three weeks ago I posited a very important question that was likely on hotly recruited quarterback Zack Greenlee’s mind. Would the Stockton, California native choose the UCLA Bruins and the Pac-12 or go for a chance at early playing time with the Fresno State Bulldogs?

We have our answer. According to 247Sports, Greenlee submitted a verbal commitment to coach Tim DeRuyter and the Dogs.

Winning recruits in the Central Valley is a big deal for Fresno State. Count Greenlee as a big deal in more ways than one. At 6’2″ 185 pounds the Lincoln High School senior is poised to step in as the next great Bulldogs signal-caller.

Accurate and smart with the football, the passer friendly offense run by the Bulldogs should fit Greenlee like a glove. Current quarterback Derek Carr has NFL ability and the option to leave early if he so chooses. If not Greenlee would have to wait but one year to see the field.

How good is Greenlee? It depends on who you ask. He’s either good or really good. Both 247Sports and Rivals give Greenlee a solid three stars. ESPN puts Greenlee in the four star category. Part of the ESPN 150 and a member of the Elite 11 quarterback club, the Stockton passer is a legitimate game changer in the world of recruiting.

Within the Mountain West Conference, Fresno State is an elite program. The Boise State Broncos and San Diego State Aztecs are set to exit for the Big East, the competition for conference supremacy grows ever smaller.

Securing such a talent as Greenlee gives DeRuyter security at the most important position on the field for years to come. Congratulations to Fresno State for winning this all important recruiting battle.

Now for more wins on the field.


James Gomez is a Pac-12 and Mountain West columnist for Rant Sports and member of the Football Writers Association of America. You can follow James on Twitter as well.