Derrick Green, the 6th ranked running back for the class of 2013 according to ESPN, last night tweeted, “The Ohio State Coaching Staff has decided to go in another direction.” Shortly after, in another tweet, Green said, “I will always have love for my Buckeye Fans.” It is interesting move by OSU to stop pursuing him.
The proposed thought is that Ohio State chose to end its recruitment of Green to save scholarships to fill positions it will be in more need of in the upcoming years. According to Alex (@Alex11w) at ElevenWarriors.com, the Buckeyes will instead recruit players to fill LB and WR needs.
Ohio State can only bring on 82 scholarship players due to NCAA sanctions. The normal amount for an NCAA team is 85 scholarship players.
ESPN’s Recruiting Nation profile on Green has him listed as 6’0″, 215 lbs. His 40 time is listed as 4.31 seconds.
Derrick is from Hermitage high school in Richmond. Virginia. ESPN’s scout grade has him at an 86/100 and as a four-star recruit. He is the 53rd overall recruit for the class of 2013.
Green is also being pursued by Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma – well, you know if they want him, everyone else does, too.