Whitehead Thrilled with Latest Offer

Defensive end Kenderious Whitehead is just a junior, but is already deep into the recruiting process with a couple of offers to ponder. The 6'4"-210 weak side defensive end is projected as an outside linebacker for teams running a 3-4 defense.

The 2012 recruit out of Monroe, Ga. has received verbal offers from Georgia Tech and Notre Dame, and he has also taken an interest in Auburn, Louisville, South Carolina and UNC. But Kenderious Whitehead was quite thrilled when he was offered by the Yellow Jackets.

"When they offered me, I was shocked," Whitehead said. "It was truly a blessing to get that offer, because I know it's a top-notch school and very tough to get into."

Whitehead mentioned when asked about a Junior Day visit to Georgia Tech that he hasn't settled on a date yet, and would have to speak to his mother before making that decision.

Kenderious has made previous trips to Georgia Tech with teammate Stephon Tuitt and also is teammates with Georgia Tech commit Demond Smith. Both Tuitt and Smith could eventually play a role in the school that Whitehead chooses.

Whitehead is being recruited mainly by Coach Andy McCollum, and he has a few reasons to take a special interest in Georgia Tech.

"Notre Dame is a really great school, but Georgia Tech is just as good," Whitehead said. "Georgia Tech has computer engineering, which is the major that I want to study, and I am also very impressed with their high graduation rate."

As for his senior season on the field at Monroe High, Whitehead is hoping to make big steps towards becoming a force on the defensive line.

"I need to improve on my speed and technique this season on the line," Whitehead said. "As for adding weight, I'm not too worried about that, because I don't think I need to add a whole lot."

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