On a day Georgia’s Tramel Terry practiced a second straight day at safety, freshman J.J. Green said he hoped he would spend the rest of his career at tailback.
“Of course,” he said. “I wouldn’t mind going to DB, though. I wouldn’t mind doing that at all. I played corner in high school and I played against some of the best wide receivers in the country. Learning from them in high school, I can probably do the same in college learning from the best wide receivers on our team. … Senior year, I didn’t really get any balls thrown my side.”
The 5-foot-9, 183-pound Green is Georgia’s second-leading rusher this year with 365 yards, behind sophomore Todd Gurley, but with Keith Marshall returning next season from a torn ACL and Georgia having commitments from top tailback prospects Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Green’s future position has been a conversation piece.
“If I’m not producing then I would want to move,” said Green, who had three interceptions as a senior at Camden County.
Richt has said Green could line up as a slot receiver, but the plan for now is for him to remain at tailback.
Terry, who redshirted this season as a receiver, wasn’t made available for interviews on Tuesday and Richt has not addressed him practicing in the secondary.
“I see it as a jump start to the spring,” receiver Rhett McGowan said. “It gives him a head start learning the defense, whether he stays there or not. I think that’s kind of what they’re looking at right now. …If they need to move him, now he’s already got some experience in the defense a little bit.”