At 6-5, 320-pounds, Ethan Greenidge already has the body for college football, and next year, he'll be playing it for Villanova. After attending the Wildcats' game against Towson on Saturday, he gave the coaching staff his commitment. He picked the Wildcats over offers from New Hampshire and Stony Brook.
"When I got on campus the coach told me that ‘I consider you a million dollar man'," Greenidge told RiverheadLocal.com. "Between the $250,000 scholarship and the potential job following college, I was already a millionaire he told me."
Greenidge spent last summer on the camp circuit and has been pushing his highlight reels out to coaching staffs in hopes of getting noticed. Villanova took notice, and saw a tremendous improvement over his junior season -- they made the offer official on Friday.
Their timing was good, as Stony Brook had been pushing him to make a decision by Sunday.
Villanova's pitch not only included the opportunity to play for a program that spends much of it's time in the upper-echelons of FCS, but also an opportunity to succeed after college. Education and connections obtained at Villanova were valuable to the big lineman.
He joins eight other known commitments in the Villanova football 2015 class: RB Jarrett McClenton, DL Bryan White, OL Keegan Sheedy, OL Louie Csaszar, RB D'Andre Pollard, QB Adeyemi Da Silva, LB Drew Wiley, and ATH Brandon Chadbourn.