Posted: 11:46 pm Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Junior-college DE commits to Georgia Tech, per report 

By Michael Carvell

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Kenderius Whitehead, one of the Atlanta’s top high school football players from 2012, has committed to Georgia Tech, per JacketsOnline.com.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end from M.L. King High School played at Georgia Military junior college this past season after transferring from N.C. State.

Whitehead did not return phone calls but posted a picture on his Instagram page about his commitment to Georgia Tech. Whitehead took an official visit with the Yellow Jackets this weekend after going to West Virginia last week.

Whitehead has three seasons of eligibility remaining and can play next season for Georgia Tech. At GMC this season, Whitehead had 7.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for losses. You can read about him HERE.

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275 comments
GTFANINPA
GTFANINPA

@MikeBanning Do you ever have anything positive to say about GT football?  Forget pointing out CPJ's lack of recruiting ability in your EYES!  IT IS WHAT IT IS.   Support these young men that are going to give their all to GT football.  Stop with the too small or does not weigh what they say crap.  IF not then please feel free to jump ship to Stanford or ND sites and tell them how great they are compared to GT.  

NOVAJacket
NOVAJacket

News flash to Banning/WnE, NC State had a coaching staff change and several kids left - it happens.  They went 3-9 while KW went to GMC where he could play right away (smart since he had already redshirted at State) and played for a JuCo championship.  The facts never match your vitriol...

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

The fact that he bailed on NCSU after 1 year doesn't bode well for his true talent level.

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I don't know about that. NCST is a wreck, and probably has some internal chemistry issues. This guy is older, more physically mature and looks like a baller. He has good speed and can gain some weight in the off-season. I think he may do well in Roofs scheme. I'm proud of our coaches for going outside the box and landing a JUCO.

Bottom line, we will float or sink on JTs ability to run the option next year, and OLine play, anyway. Our D is several years away from resembling Seattle's.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

re:

5th school for this kid in 5 years...

2010: Monroe Area HS

2011: ML King HS

2012: NC State

2013: GMC

2014: Ga Tech

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The last guy that moved to new schools that much was Josh Smith for the Atlanta Hawks and we found out how coach-able he was after the Hawks drafted him.

Since he is now headed to GT he is a real life angel and at all those other places THEY treated him unfairly.

I wonder what GT folks like AJ and GT Bob would say if a player headed to Aubie or UGA had that kind of transfer record.

Marco..................................



Polo..............................

GTBob
GTBob

I judge how good a recruit is by how mad MikeBanning gets when they choose Tech. He seems rather upset in this blog so we must have gotten a good one. 

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTFANINPA @MikeBanning  

Typical GT fan!

Makes excuses for mediocrity by defending mediocre players & recruits, and then tops it off by telling  a GT fan that demands more to go and find another team to root for.

You should be mad at GT and the GTAA and at CPJ.

If Stanford can put up the last 4 years that they did and if ND can play for a MNC, then GT has no excuses being surrounded by the #4 rated HS FB in the entire USA.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@NOVAJacket  

1 bad season is not what makes RS-fr. and T-fr  transfer, they transfer if they think they are not going to PLAY.

DON1938
DON1938

@Birminham__Jacket I think your first sentence could also apply to Tech.  Not sure we don't have internal chemistry issues, not to mention the program being a wreck.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@Birminham__Jacket  

He only looks OK because we have missed on these guys in the last 2 recruiting classes:

Carl Lawson Jr.

Andrew Williams

Lorenzo Carter

All of the above were DEs & academic qualifiers for GT and were all 4* & higher rated recruits.

The guy above is already 2 years out of HS, so it is LESS LIKELY that he will get a whole lot better than he is now vs. getting a guy out of HS that has more upside.

We are right here in these guy's back yard, we should have gotten at least ONE of them to sign with GT.

Our close ratio on 4*'s that also academically qualify for GT as a FB recruit is horrible under CPJ.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning  I generally don't comment on recruits for other schools other than to wish them luck unless they are playing GT.  


Also, that list makes it seem worse than it is.


For instance, KW couldn't stay ay MLK or GMC any longer due to eligibility.  He graduated HS and He can only stay at JUCO for so long.  That would have nothing to do with any "personal issues," now would it?  I have no Idea why he changed HS's his senior year, but that's not exactly unheard of.  


As for NCSU, he was expected to be a contributor in fall of 2013 before personal issues caused him to leave the team.  That doesn't sound like he was kicked off or was any kind of bad apple.  Life happens.  I am glad he was able to work through it.


Apparently, you would rather keep insulting him.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTBob  

BCS level CFB requires a lot of DEPTH, and we haven't recruited the necessary depth with Pajamas as our HC over the last 4 years for any ONE player to make that much of a difference.

With our lack of passing next year ,we will be lucky to go 6-6.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTBob  

Could care less, GTBob, if he was "can't miss" and headed for a starting spot, then he would have never gotten away from NCSU, also players that are in line to START don't leave for JUCO and then try to start over somewhere else.

Lots of GT's players are occupying a scholly  and yet guys like you are hoping and praying that this guy will solve our problems that all the other DEs on scholly cannot solve.

I thought Robbins was supposed to be the next coming of greatness at DE.

All this recruit has done so far is play HS FB and then JUCO FB, if he thought he was in line to START at NCSU, then he would have never left.

The fact that he bailed on NCSU after 1 year doesn't bode well for his true talent level.

GT Fans and apologists have a very bad habit of over-stating the talent level of the players that we recruit.

I'll wait and see what kind of player this guys is, but I don't expect him to play strong against the run.

GTFANINPA
GTFANINPA

@MikeBanning @GTFANINPA  When has GT EVER recruited these types of kids?  WHEN...... sure they get the 1 or 2 every now and then.  So if that is your arguement that we have not- then you WIN Mike-The year they won the Championship they had how many All-American players?  2 on Defense- Swilling and Coleman.  Swilling never panned out in the NFL and Coleman had a good NFL career.  Please tell me what excuse I"m making?  FACTS are FACTS.  GT HAS NEVER in my life time been a powerhouse football school.    Rogers, Curry, Ross, Lewis,O'Leary, Gailey, Johnson. There is a saying in life Mike that my dad told me when I was 14.....Want in one hand and crap in the other...Tell me which one fills up faster.   Stomp your feet and see if that helps you.   Tell me Mike what has the GTAA told you in regards to your wants or demands?  Enlighten us all please..............


AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @GTFANINPA  

Typical troll!  


Get's called out for never saying ANYTHING positive about his supposed ALMA MATER and how does he respond?  Trashing  the fanbase and everything connected with GT.


We get it.  You have a dearth of character that leaves you void of anything resembling class.  Why don't you spend your efforts trolling MBob or CPJ on Twitter.


You're practiced at that.


#keeptrolling

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning  Our close ratio on 4*'s that also academically qualify for GT as a FB recruit is horrible under CPJ.

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It was just as bad with any other coach.  As a matter of fact, Gailey was prone to recruiting a lot of 2* athletes.  CPJ has definitely improved recruiting in that area, which is one reason why his recruiting classes average out better than CG's, even with CG having that one stellar year....

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

You skipped the part where he left Monroe Area HS, for MLK .

Then in college he leaves for a JUCO before he ever really gets a chance to compete at NCSU, guys that leave BCS programs after just 1 year raise  red flags if you ask me.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@MikeBanning @GTBob

Per ESPN.com (NCST 2012 signees) ...

Kenderius Whitehead was NCST's highest rated/graded recruit (ESPN had him 4*, 79 graded, #31 ranked DE)


His list of OFFERS were:

NCST

UNC

UGA

Clemson

Arkansas

East Carolina

GT

UK

Louisville

Miami

Miss St

Nebraska

Notre Dame

Ole Miss

Penn St

South Carolina

Southern Miss

Tennessee

UCF

VT

Wake Forest


I know FACTS disturb you, Mike Banning, but that's not my problem.  KW looks like a pretty good pick-up for your (supposed) Alma Mater.  I'd like to think a guy with such (supposed) CFB knowledge as you would be optimistic about KW joining the GT Yellow Jackets.     


AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @GTBob   GT Fans and apologists have a very bad habit of over-stating the talent level of the players that we recruit

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I don't think this is limited to "GT Fans and apologists."  I would imagigine the fans at every school tend to look at their recruits with rose colored glasses.


Except you.  You are so full of crap that it taints everything you look at.  Therefor, you think everyone at GT stinks.  Really, it's just you.


#keeptrolling

GTFANINPA
GTFANINPA

@GeorgeStein @GTFANINPA  I know.  I actually talk with Super via email.  Mike just never has anything to say good about GT.   I bet if you gave him a $1000.00 dollars he would complain that you gave it to him cause he has to pay taxes now!

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@GTFANINPA He's a troll, man.  This is what he does for entertainment.   It says a lot about him, but if you approach his posts with that perspective, it's equally entertaining to hit right back.   Eventually you'll touch a nerve (try bad-mouthing Mark Richt) and he'll lose his mind.  

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket @GTFANINPA  Trashing student athletes and recruits, insulting other posters who disagree with you for calling you out and stalking teenage boys on Twitter shows a lack of class.


You meet all of those requirements.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning @GTFANINPA  

Accepting crappy FB from GT & Pajamas does not mean that you are showing "class", this has nothing to do with class.

Demanding better performances and better players is not an indicator of lack of class either!

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

I have constantly given  CPJ credit for beating that Clemson team in 2011, it is the only win in the 1-15 stretch that I constantly post.

when I list the 1-15 vs. the Big-4 , i am giving CPJ credit for that Clemson win!

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  So, you are positing that Miami sucked the next few years because GT beat them?  And you call US delusional....


If you are going to credit Chan with beating #3 Miami, then CPJ get's the credit for beating #5 Clemson.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket  

Chan STARTED Miami's decline when he upset the #3 ranked team in the country!

Chan never put up a 1-15 vs. any 4 teams over a 4 year stretch, so whether or not you like the term Big-4 is immaterial.

1-15 vs. the Big - 4+ 1-3 vs. Bowl games= 2-18

2-18 = a .100 winning percentage vs. our toughest 5 games over the last 4 years under Pajamas poor coaching and leadership!

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

Let's deconstruct this....


Losing to Dook from an AQ-conference is still better than losing to MTSU.


Only in your mind.  Duke was 4-8 that year.  MTSU was bowl eligible at 8-4.  Keep trying to spin that one...


CPJ is trending downward pretty badly.


Actually, he's been pretty steady the last 4 years.  There was the down year in 2010, but it's been pretty steady since.  


After one lucky game vs. UGA, CPJ has lost in some pretty horrible ways like losing a 20-point lead at HOME.


Chan never had that one "lucky" game.  Score one for CPJ here.


Beating FSU at the end of Bowden Era mean next to nothing, Chan played FSU when Bowden still had a great program.


Fair enough.  Then you can't count any of Chan's wins against Miami, because they were just as "in decline" as the Bowden teams CPJ beat.  Same for those Auburn wins.  Those weren't particularly good Auburn teams.  


Chan never put up a 1-15 vs. the Big-4 over a 4 year period like Pajamas has.


Calling Miami a big 4 team then is a weak argument since they were clearly a team in decline.  You didn't start counting our games against Clemson until we lost 2 straight road games to them.


You are probably still the only one that is defending CPJ's record as GT 's HC.


If you believe this statement to be true, then you have proved beyond doubt that your reading comprehension skills are beyond repair.  


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket  

Losing to Dook from an AQ-conference is still better than losing to MTSU.

CPJ is trending downward pretty badly.

After one lucky game vs. UGA, CPJ has lost in some pretty horrible ways like losing a 20-point lead at HOME.

Beating FSU at the end of Bowden Era mean next to nothing, Chan played FSU when Bowden still had a great program.

Chan never put up a 1-15 vs. the Big-4 over a 4 year period like Pajamas has.

You are probably still the only one that is defending CPJ's record as GT 's HC.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  Chan only had two 13+ game seasons.  Most of his tenure at GT was with an 11 game conference schedule and a bowl game.  Chan also never beat FSU or uga.  Like CPJ, he only beat VT once.  He did beat Miami during it's worst stretch in a while.  Kudo's for that. He also got blown out by Duke.


As for trending up?  He followed up an ACCCG loss with yet another 7-6 season.  If anything, I think he proved that the ACCCG was an anomaly during his tenure.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

CPJ's last 4 years are much worse than Chan's last 4 years!

2-18 vs. the Big-4 + Bowl Games = .100 winning percentage

Chan never had 25 losses in any 4 year period!

Chan was clearly trending up as GT 's HC, even if only slightly, CPJ is clearly TRENDING downward as GT 's HC.

Keep on lying to yourself if that makes you feel better.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  

1.  I didn't think firing Chan was necessarily a good idea, and I didn't advocate for that decision.


2.  CPJ has recruited BETTER on average than Chan.  So it's not the SAME performance.  


3.  CPJ has won more games, and more championships, than Chan, so it's not the SAME performance.


4.  CPJ has improved the graduation rate and academic performance of our team, so it's not the SAME performance.


5.  You're a troll, so you are going to find the most negative way to paint anything related to GT.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning  

The EXPECTATIONS for CPJ is that he be better than Chan in every phase as a BCS level HC, otherwise we should have kept Chan.

Why fire Chan and then accept the same or LESSER performance from CPJ?

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket  


Reading comprehension really does elude you.  If you re-read my post, you will see this exact quote:  "I have no Idea why he changed HS's his senior year, but that's not exactly unheard of. "   


Guys that stalk teenagers on Twitter raise red flags, if you ask me.


#keeptrolling

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@D-Sheets @MikeBanning @GTBob  

After his JUCO stint he was begging for Clemson to give him a call and they didn't and and many of the other schools on that list no longer wanted him after JUCO, mainly because he didn't get any bigger.

After his JUCO stint, he came down to GT (desperate ) and WVa. (desperate).

Lots of schools from that list no longer wanted KW after they saw what he looked like after being out of HS for 2 years.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket @GTBob  You aren't honest.  I caught you in a lie about Clemson and Ole Miss offering a recruit and you just tried to spin it.  You make up facts and when that doesn't work, you just resort to trashing a player.  I am not the blogger on my 4th handle in less than a year.  You are.


Kenderius Whitehead is a quality recruit who has a chance to make an immediate impact and help solidify the depth on the DL.  Switching from 3-4 to 4-3, we need to recruit the extra depth on the DL.  Therefor, getting a high quality recruit who should be ready to play from day one is an ideal situation. 


Unless, that is, you are a troll with an anti-GT agenda.  Then you might have reason to be upset.


#keeptrolling