A different shade of orange

When you grow up in the state of Alabama, you're forced to pick a side. T.J. Green, who's from Sylacauga, chose Auburn.

WR T.J. Green Profile

But he didn't pick Auburn when it was time to choose which place he wanted to play college football. Green committed to Clemson while on his official visit to Tigertown.

A one-time UAB pledge, Green was offered by Auburn just hours before he arrived to Clemson for his official.

"They were recruiting me, but then they kind of stopped," Green said of Auburn. "That, basically, was a negative. When they called me, I was pretty excited, because I grew up an Auburn fan."

But all bets were off when he arrived to Clemson.

"When I first got there, it was like everybody already knew me. It's a family atmosphere," Green said.

By this time next week, Green will be back in Clemson, this time as a full-time student. He moves to Tigertown this weekend.

"I've been ready for a while now," Green said.

His personal expectations for this fall are pretty lofty.

"I expect to come in and work harder than everybody there, come in and compete with everybody. I believe that I can come in with my ability and play early," Green said.

For now, Green will wear No. 82, but that could change. He'll room with Korrin Wiggins, Jayron Kearse and Mackensie Alexander.

As a senior, Green averaged 22.3 yards per catch and hauled in five touchdown receptions. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 25 tackles and four interceptions. He scored three touchdowns on kickoff returns and another on an interception.

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