Kevin Green, a member of Virginia’s heralded 2011 recruiting class, has left Fork Union Military Academy, and his status with the Cavaliers is up in the air, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.
The Cavaliers had sent Green – who was signed as an athlete out of Petersburg (Va.) High – to Fork Union with the hopes that he could improve his academic standing in the eyes of the NCAA. Green has yet to pass the SAT, the source said, and unless he is able to do so, he will not attend Virginia.
According to the source, Green could not adapt to the strict lifestyle of students that attend the military prep school.
Green would have taken the SAT at Fork Union. But now that Green is no longer attending the prep school, where he takes the SAT becomes an equally critical issue, the source said. The NCAA is particular about the conditions under which potential student-athletes that have struggled to earn qualifying scores take the necessary entrance exams.
The source said Virginia remains interested in having Green become a Cavalier, but if the player’s academic matters can’t get straightened out, the situation is out of the coaches’ control. And with the preparatory school option exhausted, the list of remaining potential solutions is running low.
Green – whose father, Kevin Morgan, was a running back at Virginia – played quarterback at Petersburg, where was known for his dual-threat ability. He threw for more than 2,000 yards and rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a high school senior in 2010 and was rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com. He also played defensive back.