North Carolina reportedly losing veteran RB to transfer portal
North Carolina running back Elijah Green is expected to enter the transfer portal, according to a report.
That’s per 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Green spent four seasons with the Tar Heels before opting to enter the portal.
North Carolina running back Elijah Green is expected to enter the transfer portal, a source tells @247sports.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) November 27, 2023
Green was not a significant part of Carolina’s offense in 2023. He rushed the ball just 4 times for 12 yards this season as Omarion Hampton and British Brooks earned the vast majority of UNC’s backfield reps.
However, Green did play a major role in 2022. That season, he rushed for 558 yards and scored 9 total touchdowns for the Tar Heels.
With Hampton expected to return in 2024, there was not going to be a clear path to playing time for Green in Chapel Hill next season. George Pettaway could also return next season after redshirting in 2023.
North Carolina has one running back currently committed in the class of 2024 — 3-star prospect Davion Gause. If needed, the Tar Heels could look to the transfer portal to add depth at that position this offseason.
The transfer portal window will officially open on Dec. 4.