Greene no longer with team

Georgia Tech wide receiver Jeff Greene is no longer with the team, according to his high school coach. Starr’s Mill High coach Chad Phillips said he was notified over the weekend.

“We’re trying to help him get re-directed and get off the mat, find a place for him to go and proceed,” Phillips said.

Phillips said that Tech coaches had been frustrated with Greene’s effort and attitude and that they and Greene “decided it would be best to part ways.” Phillips expected Greene, a sophomore in eligibility and class standing, to attempt to transfer to continue his playing career.

“It’s a crying shame,” Phillips 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.”

More than once, Tech coach Paul Johnson noted Greene’s size-speed combination and potential to become the Yellow Jackets’ next great receiver. Last spring, Johnson said that he wanted Greene to be more consistent in effort and pass receiving and planned to get on him because of his ability. This year, Greene leads the team with 18 catches for 284 yards, a 21.8 yards-per-game average, with two touchdowns. He started seven games.

For the Dec. 31 Sun Bowl against USC, that leaves Corey Dennis, Chris Jackson, Jeremy Moore and Darren Waller as the top options at wide receiver.

Greene could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

115 comments Add your comment

its a shame

December 12th, 2012
5:59 pm

First – name says it all

FHstinger

December 12th, 2012
6:10 pm

Milledgeville Dawg

December 12th, 2012
6:11 pm

Who really cares?

jacket backer

December 12th, 2012
6:15 pm

Apparently you do idiot…..Glad you’re so concerned about Tech athletes……Hope things work out well for Greene….Had alot of potential…..

ypc

December 12th, 2012
6:17 pm

Is the ypc correct?

chuck

December 12th, 2012
6:24 pm

TRAVIN HENRY

I Iove Jan Kemp

December 12th, 2012
6:25 pm

Man!Wander what his problem is?His OWN highschool coach celled him selfish.Had great poential,hate to see him go!

GT Fan

December 12th, 2012
6:27 pm

Too bad. Greene could have been a special one.

Footballrules

December 12th, 2012
6:32 pm

Oh, goody…it’s “Computer Time” again down in Milledgeville at the state hospital. I think we can all agree that programs like this do such good work in helping “special people.”

Old Hog Wash

December 12th, 2012
6:42 pm

Potential…a word you never want to hear. Greene and his bad attitude are gone. He is un coachable and always was. His lack of effort and bad attitude finally caught up to him. Starr’s Mill coaches knew it when he was there. GT Fan what makes you think he was special? His footwork? His lack of effort? His drops? His quitting on a play? The real sad thing is he lost his ability to get educated.

5150 UOAD

December 12th, 2012
6:50 pm

Hate if for the young man. I really hoped he could make big plays for TECH and a good Degree for himself.

GT BIO he didn’t sound selfish………………………….A gifted young receiver who is expected to help fill the void of losing starters Stephen Hill and Tyler Melton… has great size and athleticism… has been timed at 4.61 in the 40… a local product from nearby Peachtree City… comes from the same high school as sophomore teammate Zach Laskey.

2011 (true freshman):
Played in 12 games as a top back-up at wide receiver… did not play against North Carolina (Sept. 24) because of an injury).

High School:
Starr’s Mill HS… earned four varsity letters under coach Chad Phillips… caught 33 passes for 630 yards as a senior… scored three touchdowns… played wide receiver and safety for the Panthers… named second team all-state as a WR… also ran track for four years and played basketball for three seasons.

Personal:
Full name is Jeffery Quian Greene… parents are Jeff, Sr., and Zsahanna… has eight siblings — Quiyana, Jasmine, Jeffery, Jada, Kobe, Jalen, Brandon and Justin… born Sept. 10, 1992 in Atlanta… previously lived in Chicago Heights, Ill… once went on a mission to Mexico to help needy families build homes… began playing football in fifth grade.

BLACK BEE

December 12th, 2012
6:54 pm

I don’t know what is truly going on so maybe I won’t add too much. But I don’t like this, though he hadn’t done it yet I thought the kid really had a chance to go to another level with his size. But will people ask can CPJ deal with kids who are stars, maybe in his and his parents mind? We need to keep good players, oh well now they have another ship to offer.

5150 UOAD

December 12th, 2012
6:55 pm

Since GaState is in process of going to FBS would he still have to sit a year?

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December 12th, 2012
7:01 pm

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I a a word, POAD...

December 12th, 2012
7:03 pm

GT Fan

December 12th, 2012
7:06 pm

Black Bee … did you not read the story? Even his high school coach is upset with Greene’s selfishness … and JG has been gone from Starr’s Mill for 2 seasons.

I hate seeing GT lose apparently talent kids, but God-da–, I’m okay with the way PJ doesn’t play the “every kid gets a trophy” game. Kids these days are frigin amazing with their “you owe me” attitudes!

How bout them BEES!

December 12th, 2012
7:07 pm

Milledgeville Dawg, Nobody cares, just like nobody cares if Aaron Murray goes to the NFL or UGA is losing most of there starting defense next year. Who gives a fat rats butt? On second thought, I guess you care, because you took the time to read the article.

GT Fan

December 12th, 2012
7:08 pm

Another scholarship spot just opened. Get a bad-arse LB or DL, IMO.

Rules

December 12th, 2012
7:19 pm

I guess he didn’t want to be the latest muti-million dollar receiver from GT.

Jacketnation Deflation

December 12th, 2012
7:26 pm

CPJ should use this opportunity to land a four star recruit to replace him. They should now have two or three openings and should work really hard to strengthen this weak class of verbal commitments.

1 4 GT

December 12th, 2012
7:27 pm

I won’t waste my energy feeling sorry for him. He’s made his choices in life and how he interacted with his coaches sounds like the problems are on him. Even his High School coach is calling him out as being selfish. That won’t get you far in life. I hate Tech losing a “could have been” receiver because I believe that with a better QB with more passing ability we will pass more in the future. The young man has lost his chance at a degree from GT. Even his coach said it was a shame he won’t earn a degree from Tech. Go get a beastie of a DL or LB with his vacant scholarship spot!

Tech Fan Since 1950

December 12th, 2012
7:34 pm

I believe we have had a player or two recently that were no longer on the team and then came back. This situation may not be the same, but sometimes we all have to reestablish or rethink what our goals are or were. I wish Jeff the best in whatever he chooses. He certainly seems to have the physical tools to be a good wide receiver in any offense. It is the end of a difficult season and semester with the usual athletic and academic grind. If the right kind of maturity sets in, 2013 can be a special year for the Jackets. If is still a good word folks.

chas_jacket

December 12th, 2012
7:40 pm

wish him well. Perhaps his family and friends will tell him to grow up and he may reconsider.

collegeballfan

December 12th, 2012
7:48 pm

Happens very year at virtually every school. Maturity comes to people at different ages. Came to me at 24 years of age.

“Another scholarship spot just opened.” Correct. I am for a lineman, either side. But last time I checked I did not have a vote.

Flak Jacket

December 12th, 2012
7:50 pm

Milledgeville Dawg is it?We do not care about you or your dog troll friends so get lost.TO HELL WITH GEORGIA.Every day ,every month, every year,until the end of time so go lay under a bridge and rot.

Jacket Man

December 12th, 2012
7:57 pm

Just so everyone knows, Paul Johnson and the Coaches have continued recruiting Wide Receivers so don’t be surprised if the next commitment is from that position. Defensive Line is still a main priority, though, and the Coaches are on a couple as well as a top-notch LB.

TechTim

December 12th, 2012
7:58 pm

He never impressed me…at least not in a good way.

dry dirt road

December 12th, 2012
8:23 pm

He got too little pt under PJ style ball so he headed for a shotgun program probably.

Glsjunior

December 12th, 2012
8:25 pm

Come to Georgia St. and play in a real offense

Poolizcool

December 12th, 2012
8:25 pm

5150 UOAD

December 12th, 2012
8:34 pm

dry dirt road……………he got plenty of playing time and opportunities. What he did with that is on him.

GT1990

December 12th, 2012
8:40 pm

UMmmmmm does it occur to you coach johnson that greene wants to play somwhere that he can play WIDEOUT AND NOT BE A 200 pound o-lineman playing WR. It’s time GT and CPJ parts ways. CPJ doesn’t throw the ball enough, that is why Greene is being “selfish”.

GT1990

December 12th, 2012
8:42 pm

If CPJ loses the bowl game, should GT fire him?

chuck

December 12th, 2012
8:47 pm

5150 you need to grow up. No need for your comments with racial overtones.

Ken Sugiura

December 12th, 2012
8:55 pm

YPC – it is accurate. pretty impressive.

5150 UOAD

December 12th, 2012
8:58 pm

what CHUCK? you are crazy.

Sports Fan

December 12th, 2012
9:05 pm

Enough with all the GT / WR talk…Two of the best WR in the NFL are GT Yellow Jackets. And correct me if I’m wrong, D Thomas played in this “high school” offense for two years, and he is killing it in the pro’s. With Vad Lee and Justin Thomas running the show for the next 4-5 years, this offense will go places we have yet to see. Waller, Autry, Henry, Moore…enjoy the next few years!!!

Name

December 12th, 2012
9:28 pm

Screw that little brat

GT21

December 12th, 2012
9:29 pm

Georgia fans always have something to say on Tech articles..

The Necromancer

December 12th, 2012
9:30 pm

The receiving corp is going to be young next year. It looks like there are opportunities on this team in the WR position. I hope Autry has a full recovery. I will be keeping an eye on Henry. I thought he was a good late get last year by the coaching staff.

The Necromancer

December 12th, 2012
9:33 pm

Here hoping Tech can keep a hold on Custis and pick up some stud defensive players!

Tech

December 12th, 2012
9:40 pm

Wish him well. I hope the other receivers watch D. Thomas in the Super Bowl this year and realize what a little hustle and knowing how to block can get you paid at the next level.

Paddy

December 12th, 2012
9:48 pm

Milledgeville Dawg…….that was weak by anybodys standards. Stand up and be a REAL Dawg, man!

GT1990

December 12th, 2012
10:24 pm

@Spots fan

If Vad Lee and Justin Thomas are so good? Then whty in the h3ll is TW playing over them? TW is by far one of the worse QBS GT has seen. I could care less about that stupid rushing record that he has. Most the TD runs were from 1 yeard in. CPJ has yet to figure out that running the ball 80% of the time is not going to get you over the hump. I hate the fact that GT is top 5 rushing every year. Who cares????????? We will never win a National Championship just running the ball. And far all you guys that think CPJ is going to show more wrinkles in his O then your to stupid to be a football fan. What you see now is what your going to see next year and the year after that until he either quits or is fired. If you were a WR coming out of high school ? Would you go to Gt? Answer is no unless your just going there because your TECH fan first then football second.

GT1990

December 12th, 2012
10:32 pm

@KEN

So to be honest and you want like this but grow some balls. I hate it when you ask CPJ a question(sometimes you sound a little scared)and he looks around the room like did he really just ask me that. He is a complete a55 to you. Yea sometimes you do ask some retarded questions but that doesn’t give a right to be that way when he isn’t doing his job(losing).You should write an article about how bad his recruiting is! Sure does reflect on the past 3 season. It’s only going to get worse.

GTAAA 77

December 12th, 2012
10:39 pm

1st game against VT. On T. Washington’s O.T. interception there was a receiver in the end-zone with his hands on his hips looking the other-way when the defender caught the pass. Who was that?

5150 UOAD

December 12th, 2012
10:58 pm

GT1990…………..Washington was the best at the Pitch. Vad has work to do on the pitch over the next few months.

thwuga

December 12th, 2012
11:09 pm

This is the best Christmas gift ever. Now I don’t have to scream at this kid from the stands for being such a pathetic football player. I told everyone around me all season the kid has no heart and no desire to play football. Totally evident on the field – no effort, no skill, no will. And now I can say I was right!.!! I am so glad to see this kid off the team as I also suspect he was toxic in the locker room. I could care less if we get 70-0 by USC since no longer having to have to watch Greene anymore is worth it. But having said that he has had zero impact on any game this season – on the contrary every throw his way was a wasted opportunity time and time again. Everyone in my section of the stadium always joked that Greene “couldn’t catch a cold”.

thwuga

December 12th, 2012
11:15 pm

I never thought I would be able to say this about anyone, but Greene is worse than Stephen Hill.
Recent NFL analyst said he had never seen a worse receiver in a Jets uniform – no sh@#$%t. Did the player managers for the Jets not look at the damn GT tapes before they wasted that pick? Anyway, Greene is worse the Hil. What great news, just makes room for Autry, etc when they come back, particularly reps on the practice field for someone who WANTS to get better versus someone like Greene who clearly could have cared less.

AHDawg

December 12th, 2012
11:48 pm

One day this kid will look back and realize how stupid he was. Sounds like the team will be better off without him anyway with his attitude, lack of effort, etc. – that one bad apple thing. This will open up a scholarship for someone who really wants to be a Yellow Jacket. Good luck to you guys against USC down in El Paso.