German and Gemon Green Commit

Submitted by Seth on April 20th, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Green bros2

Gemon (#9) is on the left, German (#10) on the right. [via Scout]

The Green twins, 2018 defensive backs German and Gemon Green of DeSoto, Texas, have gone blue, beginning the greatest adventure in nameplates since Terrance and Terry Talbott.

German was out with an ACL injury last year so there’s not as much on him. Both fit the tall and lanky mold this staff has favored.


Gemon Green:

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4*, #17 CB, #181 Ovr

3*, 5.6,

4*, 80, #42 CB

3*, 88, #35 CB,
#368 Ovr

3*, 0.8877, #32 CB, #340 Ovr

German Green:

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3*, #62 S

NR, safety


3*, 84, #74 CB, #808 Ovr 3*, 0.8367, #84 CB, #933 Ovr

Informative update cometh.



April 20th, 2017 at 1:52 PM ^

How do ACL tears actually affect your football career? Assuming they were pretty close to the same player pre-ACL, it'll be interesting to see how development shakes down and whether Gemon can recover and catch back up to his bro.

Ali G Bomaye

April 20th, 2017 at 2:12 PM ^

The real answer is that it varies substantially from case to case, but I understand that you're looking for random speculation.

It used to be that the rule of thumb was that a player could return to action 6-8 months after an ACL injury, but wasn't back to full strength/agility until 12-18 months after the injury (if he ever got back there). But it seems like there are more and more exceptions to that rule, like Adrian Peterson leading the NFL in rushing after tearing his ACL in late December of the previous year.

Given that the Green brothers are both listed at 6'2", 165-ish lbs, they need to add some weight before contributing anyway, so there's plenty of time for German to recover. But unless there was other damage besides the ACL, there's no reason he can't return to basically his pre-injury form.


April 20th, 2017 at 2:46 PM ^

Hard to say. They can make a full recovery, but it often causes a setback in development. Jake Butt tore his in 2014 and came back to have a Mackey Award-caliber season followed by a Mackey Award-winning season. Drew Singleton (2016) is expected to make a full recovery and MIchigan didn't blink an eye at taking him. Garrett Taylor (2015) tore his ACL and lost his senior year in 2014. At the time he was committed to Hoke but decommitted when that class began to fall apart and Ohio State showed interest. He signed with Penn State, redshirted in 2015, and played on special teams last year.

If it's a repeat thing that might be different. Matt Falcon (2015) was an early M commit but tore his ACL a second time before his senior season and Michigan switched his offer to a medical scholarship. Instead he went to Western, where he's wearing a QB practice jersey in spring practice since he's still healing. 

Vladimir Emilien was a bum knee, not an ACL tear, so if he lost his career to that injury it wasn't an ACL injury. 


April 20th, 2017 at 3:04 PM ^

I didn't actually mean to kick off a debate about how ACL tears affect play. I just thought that it was pretty cool that we took both of them, and think it'll be interesting to watch them develop in parallel with one big difference (the ACL tear).


Obviously twins aren't exactly the same either, but it's about as close to an experiment with a control as you can get when it comes to human development.


April 20th, 2017 at 2:16 PM ^

I can see some jersey switching shenanigans in their future.

Also, a movie. In which one of them is a star and the other one not so much, but the non-star goes to the NFL due to a mixup. And hilarity ensues. Starring Chris Rock from the 1990s. Or Damon Wayans.