Whitehead's Confidence Soars, Talent Dazzles

It has been a few months since defensive end Kenderious Whitehead received his offer from Georgia Tech, but he continues to ponder becoming a Yellow Jacket while the other offers roll in. Recently, Whitehead performed well at a camp and that gave him a confidence boost.

"I've been offered by nine or 10 schools so far," Whitehead said. "The most recent offers I've gotten are from Illinois, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Louisville and Arkansas."

Last weekend was all about the MVP Camp that was held at Lovejoy High School, and Kenderious Whitehead took the opportunity to show off his skills to the other top recruits in the state of Georgia. At the camp, the players ran several drills, then had the chance to compete 1-on-1 with other players at the camp.

"I didn't get beaten once in the drill," Whitehead said. "I'm really confident that I can beat anyone in the country – this weekend really stepped my confidence up. When I stepped out onto that field, I wanted to win the whole thing."

While he continues to collect offers, Whitehead is keeping Georgia Tech in high regard. While he hasn't made a list of the top schools he's considering (he wants to wait until the offers slow down to do so), Whitehead said the Yellow Jackets are high on the list.

"Coach (Andy) McCollum and I have a great relationship," Whitehead said. "The last time we spoke was three weeks ago or so, but he asked me about my grades and really wanted me to visit again."

Whitehead has plans to visit Atlanta again soon, but no specific date has been set. Still, the junior at Monroe High School knows another visit is coming, and that could help the Tech coaching staff get an advantage over the other schools that have extended offers.

He also has one other factor to consider during his senior year: whether he wants to enroll early at the school of his choice or remain in Monroe for the entire year. Whitehead is pondering early enrollment if he can wrap up his high school courses and a commitment can be made at the end of football season, but if not, it will come down to Signing Day before we find out if the defensive end will be a Yellow Jacket in 2012.

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