Former 4-star corner Wesley Green transferring to IU #iufb

Indiana will add a former four-star recruit to its secondary in time for the 2016 season.

Former South Carolina cornerback Wesley Green will transfer to IU, coach Kevin Wilson announced Monday. Green, who must sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules, will have three years to play three seasons at IU. When he chose South Carolina over Georgia and Ole Miss in 2014, Green was considered the No. 16 ranked corner in the nation in the 247 Sports Composite.

“Coach Brandon Shelby has a strong relationship with him and he contacted us when he left South Carolina,” Wilson said in a statement. “We welcome him to our program. He’s a talented young man and he will be a quality contributor.”

Green, who redshirted as a freshman last fall, announced his decision to transfer two weeks ago.

Ranked a four-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, ESPN.com rated Green the No. 9 prospect in Georgia, the No. 13 cornerback nationally and the No. 120 prospect overall. Rivals.com listed him as No. 17 in Georgia, the No. 17 cornerback and No. 208 overall.

Scout.com placed Green as the No. 21 cornerback and No. 209 overall. 247Sports.com recognized him No. 13 in Georgia, the No. 15 cornerback and No. 185 overall.

This story will be updated.

6 comments

  1. Great get for Wilson and IU. I love this kind of recruiting news. A transfer like this brings improved talent without the typical risks associated with freshman. It’s also an endorsement of IU’s program and coaching staff from a young man who could have transferred almost anywhere. Keep them coming, coach.

  2. Excellent news for IU FB And KW. This is an example of why A. Diamont and KW+staff get along so well. Last season in some trying times KW stated Diamont has moxie. KW and staff have their own moxie as several times they demonstrate recruiting news such as this. If a couple of QBs after KW and staff put a lot of effort along with the QBs themselves, the Allen fiasco, and a couple others who have left the program for various reasons including going Pro or quitting over Wilson’s tenure; IU FB was right there in the top half of big ten. Of, course that would have been luck on IU FB side. However, KW and IU football continues to make progress with or without so much luck.

  3. This addition gives IU a loaded secondary over the next several years. They may be inexperienced this year but athletically that match up with some of the best in the B1G and we should see that in another year. The defense continues to improve and that is what had been missing in previous years.

    I watch ESPNU last night as they were showing the IU OSU game and it was good to see IU take them deep into the 3rd quarter before finally being overwhelmed. I forgot how good diamont looked in that game; running the ball and passing. Of course Tevon was his usual self gashing the OSU defense.

    This year IU football just needs so luck to break their way. We have had too many heartbreaks lately so it would be nice to have a special year this year.

  4. Now this is the kind of recruiting needed at IU….a legitimate 4-star recruit….Great job!! by Coach Wilson and his staff (Coach Shelby) …IU future defense is starting to look very good for the next couple of years!!! Hopefully we can pull a few more of these type of recruits in the future.>>>>GO IU!!!!

  5. Don’t forget we got a 4 star player from OSU that plays Safety, Fant was a 3 or 4 star recruit, Latham was a 4 star recruit so now most of the players on the field for game day are 3 star players or better. IU now has a roster loaded with 3 star recruits with several 4 star recruits added in. I look at MSU and see they developed a winning program with 3 star players and now are getting the reward of 4 and 5 star players coming to their school. As a former coach that watches film of the players I can tell you there often isn’t much difference between a 3 star and 5 star player. It is more the amount of exposure the player got in high school. If a coaching staff are good evaluators of talent they will find 3 star recruits that are every bit as good as any 4 or 5 star recruit.

    I have been impressed with the way this coaching staff has developed players as Coleman and Diamont showed last year. Many think Coleman was a natural but coming from high school he wasn’t that highly regarded. Diamont passed for 11 yards his first game against MSU. Each week we could see improvement until finally the OSU and PU games showed him to be an adequate QB with the potential to be a very good QB as he gets older and develops. There are other players we could look at and see the improvement the weight staff and the position coaches have made in these players. I think IU football is in good hands and is on the right track.

  6. It appears Cam Patrick will have to sit out this year. Also RB Tommy Mister is going to transfer.

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