Even as Georgia Tech has a definitive affinity for the running game, the Yellow Jackets have taken a significant hit as they will be without their leading receiver for the Dec. 31 Sun Bowl matchup with USC.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jeff Greene‘s high school coach confirmed that the wide receiver is no longer a part of the Tech football program. Chad Phillips said the two parties decided over the weekend that “it would be best to part ways.”
Normally when a player leaves his college program, his high school coach shifts the blame to the coaching staff. Phillips, though, put the onus for the situation squarely on Greene’s shoulders.
“It’s a crying shame,” the Starr’s Mill High (Ga.) 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.”
As a sophomore in 2012, Green led the Yellow Jackets in receptions with 18 and receiving yards with 284.