N.C. State defensive end Kenderius Whitehead leaves team; Enrolls at junior college

N.C. State defensive end Kenderius Whitehead leaves team; Enrolls at junior college

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]efensive end Kenderius Whitehead has left North Carolina State and will this season at a junior college.

whiteheadWhitehead was expected to be a contributor this fall, but instead will play the 2013 season at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound speed rusher arrived with big expectations. Considered the top recruit in N.C. State’s 2012 recruiting class, he chose the Wolfpack over Georgia and Clemson following a fierce recruiting battle.

Whitehead redshirted last season, but his status on the team was somewhat of a mystery.

Fans were relieved when Whitehead’s name appeared on the pre-spring roster, but he returned home to Lithonia, Ga. just before the start of spring ball to deal with “personal issues.”

Whitehead arrived at GMC on Sunday, and is enrolled in summer school and working out with the team. He should be able to transfer back to a D-I school in January, but he’s unsure if that will be N.C. State or elsewhere.

“I really don’t know what I’m going to do right now,” Whitehead said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “I’m just taking it one day at a time and I’m focused on where I’m at right now. I want to help the GMC Bulldogs win a championship this season.

“I’ll think about Division I football when the season here is over.”

Whitehead helped Martin Luther King High to a 12-2 record with 103 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior. He led the state of Georgia in sacks and was 34th nationally.

Photo: Brant Sanderlin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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