Posted: 11:27 am Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Missing Georgia Tech football signee to report late 

By Michael Carvell

Georgia Tech’s 2014 recruiting class reported to campus on Tuesday, with two exceptions:

Myles Autry, the 4-star running back from Norcross High School who committed to Georgia Tech in front of ESPN cameras on signing day, is still waiting to be approved by the ACC school’s admissions office. No further details are available.

Former N.C. State DE Kenderius Whitehead to play for Georgia Tech (247sports)

Former N.C. State DE Kenderius Whitehead to play for Georgia Tech (247sports)

The other missing recruit is Kenderius Whitehead, the defensive end who won’t complete his two-year degree at Georgia Military junior college until the end of July.

The original plan for Whitehead was for him to stay at the junior college through next season, and then transfer to a four-year school in January 2015 and have two seasons of eligibility. However, because Whitehead was in good academic standing, he decided to go ahead and take enough classes by the end of this summer to graduate, which would permit him three seasons of eligibility at Georgia Tech.

Whitehead, who originally signed with N.C. State out of M.L. King High in 2012 and transferred after one season, is taking a full load of classes this summer at Georgia Military.

“He’s still working on what he needs to get for Georgia Tech,” GMC coach Bert Williams told the AJC. “He had a full load of classes this summer to be able to get there. We accelerated him to be able to graduate. Coming in, the thought was that he would probably be with us through this fall. But it was possible for him to get enough classes in, and to graduate, and to be eligible (for a four-year school this fall). He’s got to get through this summer, and be ready for the Georgia Tech guys in August.

Some Georgia Tech fans are nervous about whether or not Whitehead will make it. He’s expected to make an immediate impact with his pass-rushing skills. His coach said he’s on pace to make it.

“He has done well so far in classes,” Williams said. “He has got his spring grades coming in. A couple of them have been reported, and those look good … He has got a little room to work with, but not much.

“He pretty much needs to hit it all the way through the summer to get there. I’d say he has got a good chance. He’s capable. It’s just a lot of work. We accelerated him to give him the opportunity. It’s an ambitious schedule but he’s got the capability to do it.”

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36 comments
gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Rod Roddy! Tell em to cooooommmeee on dowwwwwwnnnn to the flats. Great news.

JacketMan
JacketMan

Neither Myles nor Kenderius are "missing". Both are exactly where they were planned to be and exactly on schedule to arrive in July and August. Why all the hysteronics?

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

Well Miles has tweeted he will be at Tech the first week of July, sorry to take away all the joy from all the naysayers.

tomkat1111
tomkat1111

Any one ever notice that the more stars you have, the better the admissions  office treats you ?

JFKDawg
JFKDawg

Nice to see CPJ getting dressed up for the occasion.


iamlistening
iamlistening

Whitehead is a really good pick up. If he works hard, he's the type of player that will make Georgia Tech fans happy.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Bama has three that still have work to get done before the August startup as well. Nick understood the deal when he allowed them to sign just as Paul. There will only be a few that the staff will take the chance but if you have the scholly to waste that year then go for it.

96JB
96JB

Is it true Reggie Ball has been hired to tutor these fine young men with their Tech academic work load?

96JB
96JB

When's the welcoming fish fry? also heard they had a choice day one of listening to coach Johnson....or go down the hall and watch paint dry.....both about the same.

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

I wish both of these kids the best and hope they can qualify soon. I never understood why Whitehead signed with NC State over GT or UGa. Maybe the instate schools were concerned about his academic issues and didn't make offers. Oh well, matters not so good luck guys.

GTAlum
GTAlum

Have to like that he was in good academic standing and is being aggressive with his course load to try to be eligible for the fall.  Sounds like the kind of player that should do well at Tech.


Hope there's no hiccups with Autry.  It would stink to lose him because he couldn't meet academic eligibility requirements.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@RuePaulJohnson Perhaps if certain individuals (coughyoucough) weren't so hellbent on trolling at every opportunity and instead grew up already, those articles would be posted with the ability to make comments.   

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Chip posted the article with the reply from Tray's family member yet he closed the comments as well. He had the comments open for the article from the Father of the current UGA player.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

@JacketMan 

Because we have so called fans, trolls and other assorted folks who love to revel in anything that could possibly cast an unfavorable light on Tech. 

GTBob
GTBob

@tomkat1111 The more stars you have the more begging the football staff does on your behalf.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

@iamlistening  "Happy"?!?....Thanks Pharrell.

GT fans could care less about wins & losses.

As long as the players stay outta trouble, graduate & don't embarrass the School.....their "Happy".

Thankfully, that attitude didn't build this Country.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@96JB I'm quite certain of two things: First, that he lost track of downs is not proof that he can't count to four (though I'm unclear as to whether or not you can), and second, he failed out.

GTBob
GTBob

@96JB Yet we just had our third key player dismissed from the team this offseason because of academics. 

MarineJacket
MarineJacket

Same guy who made the racist comment about a recruit's dreadlocks and time management.  But it is ok he did say he had one black friend who told him all about black hair.

Go Jackets!!!

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@RuePaulJohnson No, the five minutes spent doing that would not have made a material difference in his current status.   Try again, troll.

GTBob
GTBob

@RuePaulJohnson You are asking whether he could have finished the classes he needed during that 10 minute ESPN segment?

GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75 GT fans want to field as competitive of a team as possible with kids who will work hard, are capable of succeeding, and will represent the institute well. Sorry that bothers you.

MarineJacket
MarineJacket

There are numbers between 3 and 4??????  News to me.

Go Jackets!!!

GTBob
GTBob

@RuePaulJohnson His conditioning is fine. He is actually working to add weight now. Sorry but he might not be as bad as you are praying he will be.

GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75 @GTBob Nothing wrong with that at all if the coaching staff believes he will be able to succeed academically at GT and are prepared to help him in every way they can.

GTBob
GTBob

@tomkat1111 He failed out before the Gator Bowl in 2006 which would have been his final game.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@96JB I can't say I'd blame them for hanging a #1 jersey in Sanford Stadium.

GTBob
GTBob

@96JB Do UGA fans really think ragging Reggie Ball bothers GT fans? There are GT fans that rag him far worse than UGA fans could even imagine. I feel bad for the poor guy. He gets nothing but hatred from all sides. He was probably relieved when he flunked out.

96JB
96JB

@GeorgeStein George, I'm the original ' JB" from the old blog. You and I have had some good times on here the last 5-6 years. Good luck this season

birdrow
birdrow

@POAD2014 @RuePaulJohnson A couple of more Tech Rocket Scientists that just have to finish their Bio Nuclear Physics pre-courses before they enroll into the most difficult curricullum in the history of College Football.  Even geniuses (like every student athelete at Tech is) have their limits. 

HighTechJacket99
HighTechJacket99

Curriculum

Main Entry: cur·ric·u·lum

Pronunciation: \-ləm\

Function: noun

Inflected Form(s): plural cur·ric·u·la \-lə\ also cur·ric·u·lums

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, running, course

Date: 1824

1 : the courses offered by an educational institution 2 : a set of courses constituting an area of specialization

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

Funny stuff birdrow!!! I bet poor ole POAD is trying to figure this one out!!!