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Georgia DB Green grabs first offer

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On Wednesday, junior cornerback J.J. Green of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County found out he had received offer No. 1. Turns out, he had it for awhile.
"I think it had been a few weeks," Green said. "They never told me. They told my head coach. I just asked my head coach, and he said Duke offered. I'm going to go put it on Facebook. Thank God I got it."
Green, who is 5-feet-9, 170 pounds, might have been the most valuable player on a very good Camden County team in 2011. At running back, he accounted for more than 20 touchdowns. On special teams, he scored four times. And on defense, he intercepted three passes.
"I think more [offers] will come," Green said. "Georgia is showing interest. LSU, Florida State, Florida, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech most definitely. Me and [Yellow Jackets assistant] Lamar Owens have a great relationship. He plans on coming down this spring. They're pretty close to offering. I thought they would be the first to offer. But Duke came down and liked what they saw."
Although he said it's early, Green, who competed in the recent Georgia Junior Bowl, likes what Duke has to offer.
"[Duke coach David Cutcliffe] has coached some of the best quarterbacks - Peyton, Eli," Green said. "They have a great school, and the basketball team is awesome."
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