Liberty has picked up a rare dual-sport commitment from 2022 three-star defensive back and centerfielder Brylan Green for both football and baseball.
For football he will be projected to play free safety and nickel, while for baseball he will start out in rightfield, but will likely transition to centerfield when Jaylen Guy graduates. Green announced his top three of Liberty, Washington State, and Tulane, but he told ASOR in an exclusive interview, it really came down to Liberty and Washington State in the end. What helped edge out Washington State and other top-class programs for the dual-sport athlete was what Liberty had to offer on and off the field.
“After I went on all of my visits, I just felt like that was home,” Green said. “After all those places (visiting prospective schools), I just didn’t catch the vibe with how I did with Liberty, especially with the coaching staffs. Me and the coaching staffs are very close, football and baseball. Just being comfortable was the main thing for me.”
Both of Liberty’s programs showed Green strong interest throughout his whole recruiting process. Most notably, Liberty Baseball’s head coach Scott Jackson stayed in contact with him nearly every day throughout his recruiting process.
“Coach Jackson that’s my guy,” Green said. “We talk almost everyday. Then we finally sat down on the visit (Official visit June 18-20) and talked some ball (baseball). Talked about hitting and he had a whole PowerPoint about it. The things he has set for me to do when I get there, separated him from the rest of the schools.”
As for football, they stayed in contact consistently and made Green feel comfortable to call Liberty his home for the foreseeable future.
Green cares to be in a positive environment that will allow him to grow, but he also wants to play for a school that can get him opportunities on the gridiron and diamond. In 2022, Liberty may have some holes in the defensive back group with players not returning due to graduation or NFL opportunities, which can open a window for Green to prove himself early on and get reps on the field as a true freshman. For baseball, he is being brought in as an outfielder and their long-term position outlook for him will be centerfield, but while starting centerfielder Jaylen Guy is still at Liberty, Coach Jackson will have him occupy the rightfield as a true freshman.
Green is ready to produce for the Flames immediately and has goals to be a freshmanAall-American in both football and baseball. He will continue to look up to current Flames safety Javon Scruggs and centerfielder Jaylen Guy to emulate their games and develop into his own player. Despite being excited to get his start at Liberty, Green will not enroll early, because he wants to play his senior season for baseball in the springtime.
Liberty will be able to provide Green with the opportunities on and off the field. Liberty coaches being focused on not just developing players but developing young players into young men. Liberty being a Christian school was a huge attraction for Green, coming from Lafayette Christian Academy and his desire to develop as a man on and off the field.
“You need to go to a place that is best for you to grow as a man on and off the field,” Green said. “I think Liberty really set apart what they were gonna do for me in not just football and baseball, but in life in general. I just think my best plan was to go to Liberty.”