The 2022 Rice Football recruiting class added one more on the seond day of the Early Signing Period, landing a commitment from defensive lineman DeMone Green.
All though most of the branding tends to label the third Wednesday in the month of Decemeber “Signing Day”, it’s truly the first of a three-day window officially refered to as the Early Signing Period. While it’s true that most of the action happened in the morning hours as soon as pen was allowed to hit paper, the 2022 Rice Football recruiting class was just getting started.
The Owls added one more new face to their 2022 haul on Thursday, landing a commiment from Heights High School defense lineman DeMone Green. The star-commit gives Rice 12 additions in the Early Signing Period to date. Green had previously announced offers from Arkansas, Tennessee and Houston.
Green gives the Owls’ a nasty trio of defensive lineman from the high school ranks. Interior man Davion Carter and end Chibby Nwajuaku both signed with Rice on Wednesday. Depth at that position was imperative and Rice has now sufficiently checked those boxes.
The 2022 class was going to be small, making every spot all that more important. Green absolutely earned his ticket and should be a contributer down the line soon enough.
Green has strength and quickness off the edge, and that’s something that’s only going to grow as he works with strength coach Hans Straub. He spends more time in the backfield on his highlights than he does with his hand in the dirt, something Rice fans will appreciate once he arrives on campus.