Leesville Road High standout Zach Greene's football commitment might surprise local fans who know his father, Dwayne Greene.
Dwayne is a former N.C. State defensive back who is a member of the Wolfpack Club's board of directors. His son committed Monday night to a different school that's a 25-minute drive from his home in the Olde Creedmoor subdivision in North Raleigh.
Zach Greene plans to play cornerback at Duke and turned down an N.C. State scholarship offer.
Greene, who carries a 3.8 grade-point average on a four-point scale, said he wants to major in engineering, which he considers a strength of both schools. But he thought Duke gave him more academic flexibility if he changes his mind.
"I have a lot of great options for the future," Greene said.
Dwayne Greene said he supports his son but said his support for N.C. State will not waver.
"N.C. State has a good program and a good coach," he said. "We have those things going for us. That's what made this increasingly difficult. It will be tought for me to wear blue, but I've always said I love Zach more than I love N.C. State or Duke."