Michigan Football: Why Derrick Green Is the Wolverines' Next Great RB

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Michigan Football: Why Derrick Green Is the Wolverines' Next Great RB
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Derrick Green, a former 4-star recruit, is the future of Michigan's ground game.

Given his lack of action through three games, tabbing Derrick Green as "next" at Michigan is a bit early. 

Debuting with promise, the 5'11", 240-pound freshman had 11 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown during the Wolverines' 59-9 dismantling of Central Michigan. Since then, versus Notre Dame and Akron, he's had two carries for a total of two yards. The former 4-star recruit, per 247 Sports, is one of the highest-rated players at Michigan since the inception of the star-ranking era. 

Needless to say, Green was expected to be a star months before he put on a Wolverines uniform. The No. 8-ranked ball-carrier of the 2013 class is due for reps, that much is certain. Once he breaks out, the coaching staff should have no issue with giving the former Hermitage High (Richmond, Va.) standout the lion's share of totes. 

 

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