Speedy Safety A Player To Watch This Fall

Sylacauga safety prospect T.J. Green has two offers and is hoping for more heading into his senior season.

Sylacauga, Ala.—A talented prospect who has seen his stock rise dramatically since the end of his junior season, big safety T.J. Green has early offers from UAB and Troy to give him some options already on where to play college football.

The Aggies' standout was on hand for Auburn's one-day camp prospects camp in June to see if he could impress Coach Gene Chizik and the Tigers with his physical ability.

Measuring in at 6-2, 188 pounds, Green certainly showed that he has the athleticism to warrant a second look. Running the second-best 40-yard dash time of anyone in attendance at 4.45 seconds, Green also had a vertical leap of 31 1/2 inches. Green said overall the experience was a positiive one for him to be able to show what he could do.

"It was good," he said. "I learned a lot and got better. It was good to get recognized. Coming from a small town, to come out there and be recognized, to get some people watching you, it was awesome, going hard.

"I like the coaching staff, how they do everything," he added. "I like the facilities, the campus, just the playing style. Stuff like that."

Making several nice plays in the secondary, Green worked with the top performers at the camp when they split into groups. That meant the opportunity to work out in front of Brian VanGorder and Willie Martinez. Following the camp he said he had a chance to talk with the Martinez and he said Auburn's new secondary coach had some good things to tell him.

"It was an honor to come out and talk to him. He was telling me what I needed to do. He was talking about he wanted to watch my film. He liked how I played and stuff like that. It was real exciting."

A two-year starter that played some as a freshman for the 5A school, Green played both safety and wide receiver as a junior. Defensively he made 51 tackles with four interceptions while adding four receiving touchdowns and 196 yards through the air.


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