Why did AJC Super 11’s JJ Green pick UGA?

What does UGA WR-DB commit JJ Green want to do after college?

“After football, I really want to go to the military … you know, help my country any way I can. So I’m just going to go ahead and look into that,” Green told the AJC.

The 5-foot-9, 178-pounder might be the most electrifying member of UGA’s 2013 recruiting class. He plays both ways for Camden County High School and all special teams.

Listen to why Green, whose uncle is former Florida Gators WR Jacquez Green, picked UGA …

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Dawg1993

October 5th, 2012
1:37 am

Dawg1993

October 5th, 2012
1:38 am

And second….I should probably be slapped in public for this but if you want to go in the military why don’t you play at a service academy (e.g. Air Force)?

Mountain Dawg

October 5th, 2012
2:41 am

Because he wants to be a DGD first!

CJJScout

October 5th, 2012
7:19 am

Getting into one of the service academies isn’t the easiest process. Plus, you can go to OCS after college and still be on the same level playing field as anyone that came out of the academy.

That and Mountain Dawg hit the nail on the head.

Gerald

October 5th, 2012
10:11 am

“Plus, you can go to OCS after college and still be on the same level playing field as anyone that came out of the academy.”

That is just so not true. You sound like one of those people who claims that there is no benefit to going to an Ivy League school, or a top school like Northwestern, Duke, Stanford etc. if you want to go into law, finance, or engineering. The reality is that the vast majority of the top ranks of the military are academy graduates. If this weren’t the case, people wouldn’t try so hard to go to the service academies in the first place.

After the service academies, the next line of people in the military elite are the ROTC types at your elite universities. Folks who don’t get into the service academies see ROTC at an Ivy League type school as the next best thing. Of course, the activists at those universities realize that, and it is why there has been a push to ban ROTC from those campuses since the 1960s, and why there was no ROTC at Harvard for 40 years, until it was finally reinstituted this year.

After the ROTC at elite schools, next is the “regular” ROTC at other non-elite schools. OCS is honestly at the bottom of the list in terms of elite opportunity. The reality: the military is a workplace just like any other. Once you get past “entry level” and slightly higher – for officers that is 2nd lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, then stuff like your background and connections matter if you want to go higher.

Maybe this kid doesn’t want to “go career” and only wants to serve 4-8 years. Or maybe he doesn’t aspire to making the top ranks and just wants to serve (which is the case for the vast majority who join). If so, fine. Otherwise, he really should be trying to get into the academy, or to the ROTC at an elite school. The “OCS puts you on the same playing field as academy graduates” is no more true for the military as getting your MBA from Columbus State or Georgia Gwinnett putting you on the same playing field as the MBAs from UGA, Emory and Georgia Tech.

Pj

October 5th, 2012
12:04 pm

Sounds like you guys are missing the point. The kid truly wants to serve his country. That makes him a great kid in my book.

BobDawg

October 5th, 2012
2:50 pm

Gerald, My Bro-in-Law graduated from Tech and ended up Flying F-18’s in the Navy… He did darn well going thru the ROTC program at Tech…. At one point he was afraid Admiral Rickover would step in and put him in the Nuclear Sub program due to his grades… We handled that. A “C” grade in one course never hurts anyone!!!!

Columbus

October 5th, 2012
3:52 pm

Its OBVIOUS why he isnt going to a military college. he is a really good player who wants to play against the best and be coached by the best and get to the NFL if he can. He said after “football” Not after college….He wants to see how far he can go. He wants to play in bowl games and have a shot to play for championships. He wants to play in the SEC and he wants to be a DGD! Glad to have you JJ. You will be a huge asset to UGA.

59bulldawg

October 5th, 2012
4:56 pm

First I can’t believe we’re having a conversation on why one of our commits doesn’t want to play elsewhere! Second he said he wanted to play in the SEC. But maybe he wants to keep his options open after graduation . . . especially if he has a chance to play in the NFL. Don’t know if we still have it but we used to have both Army and Air Force ROTC at UGA. So in Athens he’ll have the opportunity to play in the SEC, participate in ROTC, and maybe, if he does well on Saturdays, even play ball one day on Sundays. Moreover I think we have hit the jackpot in that he seems to be a young man of high character with great athletic skill. I look forward to watching him excel for us during the next 3-4 years! Welcome JJ! I’m happy you decided to be a part of Dawg Nation!

umyboyBlue17

October 5th, 2012
11:12 pm

Guys do yourselves a favor and watch some tape on this kid or better yet catch a Camden Co. game he is electric.

Valyboy32

October 6th, 2012
8:55 am

If he anything like quez this guy was one of the best athletes i ever seen period at Peach County or the middle ga!! So JJ you got some big shoes to feel!!

Flo - Ri - Duh

October 6th, 2012
10:29 am

J.J. is going to be a DB, and special teams superstar for the Dawgs Going to U GA with his team mate and pal Ramsey. Camden is cruising to another state title.

J-dawg

October 7th, 2012
3:05 am

Hope he doesn’t change his mind after USC dismantled us

Ted Striker

October 11th, 2012
7:34 am

Fantastic video of this UGA recruit!