Erick Green always had a dream to play in the ACC. On Friday, his dream came into fruition. The 6-foot-2 guard from Millbrook High School in Virginia announced his decision.
Green told Rivals.com exclusively on Thursday night during halftime of the Virginia Tech-Duke game that he will be suiting up for Seth Greenberg and the Hokies.
"It's close to home, not too far away and it's been my dream to play to play in the ACC. That's always been my dream to play in that conference," Green, a class of 2009 prospect, said. "It's a real good school and a real good campus. I like it down there. The coaches are all great people.
"I sat down with my parents about a week or two ago and I told them my dream was to play in the ACC and my goal to play in the best conference. (When Virginia Tech offered early) that put a lot of confidence in my game and let me know that they have confidence in me going there."
The three-star prospect said the draw of Virginia Tech's guard schemes were attractive to him.
"I felt like the fact that they use their guards really well. I look at what they did last year and it's encouraging," Green said. "Hopefully when I get there, we do the same thing. I can't really wait to get there. I like how he lets his guards do what they can do and not hold them back. I feel like I can go there and be a strong leader for them and a good shooter from the point guard position."
Green is the second in-state player to commit to the Hokies in the class of 2009. Roanake native Ben Boggs committed to Virginia Tech in October. Green calls Boggs a good friend and could potentially meet up against each other this season in the state tournament.
Green also held offers from St. Joseph's, George Mason and James Madison as well as interest from George Washington, NC State, American, Western Kentucky and Virginia Commonwealth.