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RB Derrick Green out of Ohio State's plans

7/26/2012

The numbers game caught up with Ohio State’s recruitment of ESPN 150 running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage) on Wednesday.

Green, who is ranked 53rd, had been planning on heading to Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights this weekend, but won’t be coming to Columbus now because the Buckeyes have apparently pulled their offer, according to the four-star, 6-foot, 215-pound senior.

“I think they had one scholarship left or something like that and they took a receiver (Taivon Jacobs) instead of waiting on me and not getting me,” he said.

While Green told Ohio State fans on his official Twitter account that he will “always have love for Buckeye Fans,” Green understands the other side of recruiting as well.

“It’s business,” Green said. “It is what it is.”

Green rushed for 1,493 yards and scored 20 touchdowns last season. He has offers from big programs across the country.

The Buckeyes currently have 15 commitments in the class of 2013, including one running back, Ezekiel Elliott.