By: Danny Holmgren
Late this evening BYU Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that quarterback recruit Billy Green, from Seattle, Washington, has early enrolled at BYU and will join the team for spring drills.
“Billy is a great athlete, football player and fine young man,” Mendenhall said. “We are excited to have him join the program.”
Green is a dual-threat quarterback with a strong arm and good technique. Many did not hear of him, as he prepped at King High school, a small private non-denominational school in Seattle. During his senior year Green led King to a 11-1 record before losing in the 1A State Championship game.
Green was impressive in leading King’s passing attack, completing 196 of 304 passes for 2,997 yards and 46 touchdowns, while adding six more touchdowns and 432 yards rushing.
Green committed to BYU earlier this summer. While not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Green is a devout Christian and said that the Honor Code was a big part of his decision to attend BYU. Receiving an offer from BYU being from a small school was critical to Green, and he hasn’t waivered in his commitment since. “The thought that a big school like BYU wanted me to play quarterback for them — it just gave me so much confidence and I think that’s really helped me this season and will continue to help me.”
See highlights from his junior year here:
Also recruited by Notre Dame, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, UCLA, and Utah, Green will join Taysom Hill, Jason Munns, and Ammon Olsen in the quarterback depth chart this fall.
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