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Jeff Greene, former Georgia Tech WR, to walk on at Ohio State

Eleven Warriors is reporting that the 6-4, 210 pound former Yellow Jacket will try to crack an increasingly stacked wideout group.


Previously thought to be a position of weakness, recent additions of Jalin Marshall, Corey Smith, James Clark and Dontre Wilson, along with the strong spring performances from Chis Fields have given the position group some serious depth. A new walk-on from a D1 program could give it even more ooomph.

From Eleven Warriors:

Former Georgia Tech receiver Jeff Greene will walk on to the Ohio State Football team, Eleven Warriors has learned.

Greene, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver, played two years for Georgia Tech, seeing action in 12 games as a true freshman before emerging as the Yellow Jackets' top receiver during the 2012 season. He caught 18 passes for 284 yards (15.8 per reception) and two touchdowns for Paul Johnson's flexbone option attack, which prioritizes the running game.

Given the lack of an emphasis on the passing game in Georgia Tech's option based attack, it isn't hard to see why a wide receiver might become a little frustrated, although there may have been some concerns about Greene's effort. His own high school coach was a little less than laudatory after Greene left the program:

"It’s a crying shame," Phillips {Greene's high school football coach} said.

The (coaches) bent over backwards to help him. He was on his way to getting a college degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s a shame he had to be a little selfish.

Greene will need to pay for school himself and sit out this year, but could potentially compete for a scholarship in 2014, when he would have two years of eligibility left.

Hopefully Greene has matured and is ready to work hard for Ohio State.