Report: J.J. Green to Enroll at Georgia Tech, Eligible in 2016


Former Georgia RB/DB J.J. Green asked for a release from his scholarship last week, and now reports have surfaced that he school to which he will transfer is Georgia Tech.

In what is a pretty big surprise, J.J. Green has apparently met with the coaches at Georgia Tech and will enroll there to continue his college playing career, according to a report from

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Green announced his intent to transfer last week, citing that he wanted to play at a school where he would have more opportunity to play on the offensive side of the ball. Well, he’ll certainly have that chance if he plays for Paul Johnson.

Potentially Green would be a wingback in the Georgia Tech triple option, which means he’d have to absorb a lot of punishment laying blocks, and potentially get hammered on late pitches from the quarterback.

Green would not be eligible to play in 2015 per NCAA rules, but he still has a redshirt season remaining as he was pressed into service during his freshman year at Georgia following injuries to running backs Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley.

In 2014, Georgia head coach Mark Richt moved Green to defensive back to make up for a thinning secondary due to dismissals and transfers. While Green did well, he was obviously not comfortable or happy playing defense. With Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and others ahead of him in the running back depth chart, he felt his only option was to transfer.

In his two years at Georgia, Green rushed for 384 yards on 68 attempts and scored three touchdowns. He also had 11 tackles on defense.