To be honest, Justin Green, of Louisville, KY, was not an offer I predicted, but he was the beneficiary of an offer and renewed interest in the fallout of Darrell Givens’ decommitment. He more than proved his worth during camp, however, as some reports from the advanced camp this weekend had him pegged as the fastest player at camp. Such speed credentials come from his participation in track and field. Therein, Justin was the Kentucky state 100m champion as a sophomore, repeated the feat as a junior, but also added state titles in the 200m, 300m and 400m. It’s this SEC-caliber1 speed that earned him offers from Tennessee and Alabama among a host of others.
Justin projects as a defensive back in college and will most likely play there, though his quick feet might have Darrell Hazell lay down the hammer and put him at wideout, according to Justin. Lord knows Hazell has done it before with Anthony Gonzalez and Ted Ginn, both initially slated to be defensive backs in college. The difference for Justin was the legacy factor. Justin was just a grade schooler when he was introduced to the program through Marcus and grew up as a Buckeye and grew up with the Buckeyes. It was the offer he always wanted and only recently got. Justin opted to waste no more time.
As with Duron, there’s always a warm, fuzzy feeling we get when Buckeye legacies create their own legacies at Ohio State.
- sigh… how college football discourse has been so remarkably dumbed down these past few years… [↩]