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J.J. Green is also leaving Georgia

Another day, another departure of a Georgia defensive back who was a member of the 2013 signing class.

Sophomore J.J. Green has elected to transfer, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Brendan Langley's decision to leave was revealed.

Georgia finished the regular season last Saturday with a loss to Georgia Tech, but still has a bowl game coming up. But the offseason is already in near-full swing.

Green's decision to leave was because he wanted to return to playing offense, according to head coach Mark Richt.

"J.J. and I talked a couple of times and he wanted the opportunity to be an offensive player," Richt said in a statement. "He decided another school would better afford him that opportunity. We¹ll help him in any way we can to find the right place."

Green was Georgia's second-leading rusher in 2013, when he was pushed into the lineup because of injuries and started two games. He moved to defense this season, starting one game at safety, and playing in eight games. He moved to tailback for one week during Todd Gurley's suspension, but didn't play there this season.

Green often expressed a willingness to play wherever the team put him as long as it got him on the field. He was the first-team nickel back coming out of spring practice this year, but that spot was taken by freshman Dominick Sanders in the preseason, with Green moving to safety.

The transfers of Green and Langley (who also started one game this year) leave just five scholarship defensive backs on next year's projected roster who preceded Jeremy Pruitt. They are Quincy Mauger, Tramel Terry, Reggie Wilkerson, Kennar Daniels-Johnson and Devin Bowman.

Green is also the 11th member of the 2013 recruiting class, which numbered 33 in all, to leave the team.