Nyland Green was a 5-star recruit out of Newton High School in Covington, Georgia. Naturally, Clemson recruited him hard.
Green had the Tigers in his top schools for a long time, but he ended up with the Georgia Bulldogs.
This is what 247’s Blair Angulo said about Green when he was scouting him in high school:
"“Highly projectable length and great stature. Lean, narrow build with room to add muscle mass. Long strider who glides past opponents and plays at different pace. Shows fluidity in coverage, looking particularly comfortable in man situations. Can flip his hips to change directions and sticks to receivers through breaks. Tremendous closing speed and instincts. Displays down-field awareness and can go up for possession in traffic. Some background at safety and wide receiver, where he flashes very good ball skills. Solid tackler, but room for improvement near the line of scrimmage. Could be a major contributor in the return game. Projects as a multi-year starter at the elite Power Five level and upside as a first-day NFL Draft selection.”"
Green just completed his third year in Georgia’s program. He saw action in every game this season but is considered a second-string guy behind Kamari Lassiter and Daylen Everette, who was once verbally committed to the Tigers.
Lassiter is a very good corner, and many think he could go pro early. It shouldn’t be ignored that Everette beat out Green. 247 has him assigned as a 4-star transfer and is at the top of their list, but without much production at Georgia, I must assume that is based on his high school evaluation.
The staff knows how that recruitment went behind the scenes, so they should have a good idea if Green is someone they would want to add to the Clemson roster.