J.J. Green: Taking That Extra Step

Camden County (GA) cornerback J.J. Green is still searching for his first offer, but he might not have to wait too much longer after finishing his junior season with 23 touchdowns (five on special teams) and 978 yards rushing on offense, and three interceptions on defense.

Profile - J.J. Green

Green took unofficial visits to four different schools this season, including a trip to Atlanta to see the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets up close. "I went to Tech for the UNC game," Green said. "It was a great game and it was fun to watch. The best part of the visit was just being around the team. I was on the field when they were warming up and just seeing how they were was cool."

Green has developed a very strong relationship with Georgia Tech coach Lamar Owens, who has taken the time to stop by Camden County to visit with Green on more than one occasion. "He came by my school a couple of times and talked to me about the recruiting process and Georgia Tech. There's a really strong relationship between me and Coach Lamar. He's trying to get all of the players out of southern Georgia and get them to come to Georgia Tech. It's great that he knows that southern Georgia has all of the recruits."

Green is also being recruited by Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame, and says that he is looking for a program that has strong academics and feels like the right fit for him.

At 5-9, Jones is hurt by his lack of ideal height, but says that there are ways to combat your lack of size on the football field. "You just have to play like any other person plays. When you lack size you have to take that extra step. You have got to be better than everybody that's out there."

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