Former blue-chip high school QB Zack Greenlee leaving Fresno State

BY foxsports • January 29, 2016

Zack Greenlee, a former blue-chip high school QB once ranked among the nation’s top 150 recruits, is back on the market. Greenlee, who spent three seasons at Fresno State and had a 14-6 career TD-INT ratio, will graduate in May and have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

“I just want to make sure that I take my time to find the right home and find the right fit,” Greenlee told FOX Sports Friday, adding that he’d prefer to get back to more of a pro-style system where he can operate more under center, which is what he did a lot of in high school. But more than anything, he said, "I just want to go somewhere I can grow as a quarterback and become a better player.”

Greenlee started six games in two seasons at Fresno. He was one of four different quarterbacks to start a game for the Bulldogs in 2015. Fresno changed offensive coordinators this offseason and Greenlee said he’s looking for a fresh start.

Two of the high points of his career came last season when he entered the Utah game in the fourth quarter and threw three TD passes, and then a few weeks later when he threw six TD passes (connecting with five different receivers) at Hawaii.

The 6-foot-1 215-pounder, who impressed many in recruiting circles at the Elite 11 QB event four years ago with his arm strength and quick release, does also have excellent athleticism, as evidenced by his running an 11.02 100 meters in high school. He finished the Elite 11 week ranked as the No. 4 QB at the event. In high school, Greenlee’s only other official visit aside from Fresno was to Mississippi State.

Greenlee said he has received some interest from one MAC school and a few FCS programs already. "I reactivated my Facebook for the first time in a couple of years and I got a couple of messages on there,” he said. As per his release from Fresno State, he is free to transfer anywhere outside of the Mountain West except Utah, Colorado and Oregon State.

He said he’d like to begin making official visits as soon as possible and that he wants to stay at the FBS level. Remaining on the West Coast isn’t a priority. “Wherever the right place is for me I’m willing to go."

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for and FS1. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. His latest book, “The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks,” came out in October 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB and Facebook.