The defensive backfield exodus continued at Georgia on Tuesday.
Sophomore safety J.J. Green has informed coach Mark Richt of his desire to transfer. Green’s decision comes less than 24 hours after Brendan Langley, another defensive back, informed the Bulldogs of his plans to leave.
“J.J. and I talked a couple of times and he wanted the opportunity to be an offensive player,” Richt said in a news release 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 played in all 13 games last season at tailback and started in two of those contests. The Kingsland native was second on the team with 68 carries for 384 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 12 catches for 104 yards and seven kickoff returns for 168 yards in 2013.
This year, Green switched to defense and played in eight games in the defensive backfield, starting one. He finished with nine tackles.
Green’s decision will further impact Georgia’s lack of depth in the secondary. He’s the sixth defensive back this season to either quit, be dismissed or medically sidelined. That’s after the Bulldogs lost four defensive backs this past season.
Georgia has already hit the position hard in recruiting and continues to do so. The Bulldogs have six commitments from DBs so far.
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