The top running back in the 2013 recruiting class finally has a new home.
Five months after Derrick Green announced his transfer from Michigan, he has landed on a new destination of TCU, Jeremy Clark of HornedFrogBlitz.com reported Thursday on Twitter.
— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB) July 15, 2016
Because Green received his undergraduate degree from Michigan in May, he will be immediately eligible for the Horned Frogs.
Green was the No. 1 running back prospect in the 2013 recruiting class out of Richmond, Virginia, but he did not live up to that billing with the Wolverines. He posted 270 yards on 83 carries in 13 games as a freshman, then dropped weight in the offseason and started his sophomore year off well with 472 yards on 82 carries in six games.
But then he missed the rest of the 2014 season with a shoulder injury, and in 2015, he was buried behind De’Veon Smith, Drake Johnson and Ty Isaac on first-year coach Jim Harbaugh’s depth chart. He finished the season with 157 yards on 47 carries. He appeared in nine games but did not make the team’s bowl trip for what Harbaugh called an “internal matter.”
Green took some time off to make a decision before landing on TCU. He’ll join a TCU team that went 11-2 last season and boasted the nation’s 24th-best rushing attack but lost 1,200-yard rusher Aaron Green to graduation.