Georgia Bulldogs RB/DB J.J. Green to Seek Transfer


Georgia Bulldogs sophomore J.J. Green is seeking a transfer, less than 24 hours after it was reported that teammate Brendan Langley was doing the same.  

J.J. Green has been a huge help to the Bulldogs, but he wants to transfer to a school where he’ll have more opportunity to take snaps on offense, which is something that doesn’t look promising if he stays at Georgia.

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According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, Green spoke with head coach Mark Richt about seeking a transfer out of Georgia.

“J.J. and I talked a couple of times and he wanted the opportunity to be an offensive player,” Richt said on Tuesday. “He decided another school would better afford him that opportunity. We¹ll help him in any way we can to find the right place.”

Green is a talented running back, as well as having done pretty well after being moved to defensive back this season. But with Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Keith Marshall and others in line in front of him in the backfield, his chances at getting the ball placed in his gut on offense were very slim.

In 2013, Green played in all 13 games last season at tailback, starting in two, and ran for 384 yards on 68 carries, scoring three touchdowns. He also had 12 catches for 104 yards and seven kickoff returns for 168 yards last season.

Green still has two years of eligibility left, but will have to sit out one season if he transfers to an FBS school unless given a waiver by the NCAA.