Georgia running back J.J. Green transferring to Georgia Tech


Georgia Bulldogs running back/defensive back J.J. Green will transfer to Georgia Tech next season after playing in eight games with the Bulldogs and recording nine tackles.

Green wasn’t able to get any touches on the offensive side of the ball with players like Nick Chubb and Todd Gurley ahead of him in the rotation, and is apparently heading to Paul Johnson’s team so he can get back to a system more similar to what he had in high school.

In Chip Towers’ story on the transfer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Green’s high school football coach had this to say about the move:

"“It’s just a better fit for him,” Herron said Monday. “He wants to play running back. He’s been telling me that all year. J.J.’s a great player, but he wasn’t going to beat out those running backs at Georgia with the type of system they run. And Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt wants big defensive backs to match up with all those big receivers in the SEC. So J.J. sees Georgia Tech as an opportunity to get back into a system similar to what he was doing in high school.”"

Green racked up 384 rushing yards as a freshman with the Bulldogs, but was moved to the defensive side of the ball in 2014.

With Georgia Tech, Green will be playing a familiar option-style offense and should also get a chance to have more touches with the ball.