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Garrett Greene Ranked as One of Top Returning College Football Quarterbacks

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WVU Football QB Garrett Greene at Penn State

A big reason some are expecting big things from West Virginia in 2024 is because of the belief in Garrett Greene and the experience he gained in 2023. It even appears that belief is shared by at least one major outlet that evaluates individual players.

PFF ranks Greene No. 7 on their list of the top 10 returning college quarterbacks. Greene is ranked just one spot lower than Ole Miss’s Jaxson Dart and one spot higher than the quarterback he will face to open the season in a rematch from last year.

Despite coming off a solid 2023 season, Greene’s inclusion might be a surprise to some when compared to the names also on the list. However, it actually makes perfect sense. PFF actually placed Greene among the highest graded quarterbacks after bowl season in January.

WVU’s Garrett Greene Among Highest Graded Quarterbacks in Country

At that time, Greene was on a top 10 list that includes a Heisman winner, quarterbacks who led their team to the College Football Playoff, a Nation Champion and quarterbacks viewed as NFL prospects, and in some cases players who are all of the above. While Greene is not as accomplished as the others, unlike some of his peers, his college career is not over.

Greene is returning to West Virginia to lead the Mountaineers again in 2024. And Greene is so excited about the idea of his team building off a nine-win season, he proclaimed “anybody can call me and I’m not leaving” when asked about his future when the winter Transfer Portal window opened.

Greene credits his time at the Manning Passing Academy for helping to mold him into a more polished quarterback. He even won back-to-back Manning Awards for his play.

WV Sports Now talked with Greene about his experience at the camp and how it will make him a better quarterback.

“It was an unbelievable experience, learning from the Mannings’, learning from the best, being around some of the best quarterbacks in the county. We had 3 or 4 days, a few workouts and it was just awesome to be able to pick the brain of Peyton, Eli and Archie,” said Greene about being around the Manning family.

Throughout the 2023 season, one that did see him miss some time due to injury, Greene passed for 2,178 yards, ran for 708 more and recorded 28 touchdowns with only five turnovers. Greene also threw for 228 yards and a touchdown while adding 64 more yards on the ground in WVU’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl win over North Carolina.

For a related story, Garrett Greene explains what being called the “ultimate competitor” means to him.

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