Georgia Southern University’s head football coach Clay Helton announced this week the transfer of three players who round out the 2023 Eagle football roster.
The three players are, in alphabetical order, Prince Green, Justin Rhodes and Weston Wallace. Rhodes (Wingate) and Wallace (Georgia) are slated for the defensive line while Green (Illinois) comes in as defensive backs.
Below are full bios on all three new Eagles.
Defensive Back • 6-3 • 205 • r-So.
Griffin HS • Illinois
2022-23: Did not play in any games for the Illini … Entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in April … Enrolled at Georgia Southern in the summer.
2021-22: Redshirted while at Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Griffin High for Coach Kareem Reid … A three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … Ranked the No. 203 wide receiver in the country by ESPN Recruiting … Listed as the No. 130 receiver in the state by 247Sports … An all-region first-team selection … Named all-state … Voted team offensive and defensive MVP … Had 17 receptions for 324 yards and four touchdowns, along with 33 tackles, a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown, and six interceptions with one returned for a touchdown as a senior … Also played basketball, baseball, and participated in track & field.
PERSONAL: Born Prince Alfred Green on May 2 in Griffin, GA … Son of Alfred Green and Jessica Simmons … Has three brothers, Tony, Jamond and Zion, and a younger sister, Daisy.
MAJOR: Sport Management
Defensive Line • 6-2 • 270 • r-Jr.
Northern Durham HS • Wingate
2022-23: Played in 12 games at Wingate … Posted 44 tackles, including 10.5 for loss and 4.5 sacks … Had a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries … Had two sacks against Tusculum … Entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in May … Enrolled at Georgia Southern in the summer.
2021-22: Played in seven games at Wingate … Had 18 tackles, including 3.5 for loss and a sack … Had three quarterback hurries … Posted a career-high six tackles against Carson-Newman … Had two tackles for loss against Lenoir-Rhyne.
2020-21: Played in four games at Wingate … Was redshirted … Had 12 tackles on the season, including 2.0 for loss and a sack … Had one quarterback hurry … Had a season-high five tackles against Newberry.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach John Hammett at Northern Durham High … A two-time all-conference selection.
PERSONAL: Born Justin Rhodes on May 2 in Durham, NC … Son of Useetha and Lester Rhodes… Has one sister, Torri
Defensive Line • 6-5 • 335 • r-Jr.
Gatewood School • Georgia
2022-23: Did not play for the Bulldogs’ national championship team … Moved over to the defensive line for spring ball … Entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in April … Enrolled at Georgia Southern in the summer.
2021-22: Did not play for the Bulldogs’ national championship team.
2020-21: Redshirted while playing offensive line for the University of Georgia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Jeff Ratliff at Gatewood School … Part of GISA AA state champion football teams in 2018-19 … A two-time all-state honoree … A three-time all-region selection … Competed on the 2019 state champion track & field team … Captured the 2019 state discus crown … Part of the 2015-17 GISA Interscholastic state champion shotgun teams … Won the 2017-18 Region 4-AAA wrestling title and earned 2017 NHSCA All-America honors … Named to the all-region basketball team as a junior and senior … Also competed on the golf and clay target teams … A member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Anchor Club, Literacy Team and Farmers and Merchants Bank Junior Board … Earned the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence.
PERSONAL: Born Weston Lee Wallace on February 12 in Eatonton, GA … Son of Jannis Wallace and David Wallace … Sister, Ansley, shot on the Competitive Skeet Shooting team at Georgia College & State University.