Posted: 10:52 am Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Whitehead will ‘shock a lot of people’ 

By Ken Sugiura

At the ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C., impending transfer Kenderius Whitehead received a solid endorsement from a former teammate.

N.C. State defensive end Art Norman, a senior from Stone Mountain, spoke well of Whitehead, who trained alongside Norman for the 2012 season before leaving school.

“When he came in, he was just one of those guys that just wanted to get so much extra work in, just one of those hard workers,” Norman said. “I think that’s good for him that he’s at Georgia Tech. He’s one of those guys that should have stayed probably close to home. It’s going to be good for him. He’ll definitely shock a lot of people.”

Norman remembered that Whitehead contacted Norman shortly after his arrival on campus in Raleigh, N.C., to watch game video together.

“We got pretty close when he was up here,” Norman said. “He was like my little brother.”

Whitehead is completing his schoolwork to receive his associates degree from Georgia Military College in order to be able to transfer to Tech.

Whitehead is back in metro Atlanta finishing his GMC studies with online courses, according to GMC coach Bert Williams. The summer term at the Milledgeville campus ends Aug. 5 and grades are due Aug. 7. Tech begins preseason practice July 31.

“He’s still got courses ongoing, so until he finishes there, we don’t really know what his status will be,” coach Paul Johnson said Monday in Greensboro. “He’s still got a lot of work to do.”

11 comments
hiveredtech
hiveredtech

Great idea getting comments from an older player at NCState that knows him.....nice touch Ken!

Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB
Gr8_2B_aFuzzyB

After all that's happened recently, boy do we need this guy on the field. Let's hope he gets into school first, not to get ahead of myself!

iamlistening
iamlistening

This guy has the potential to be a stud. I know I'm getting ahead of myself but I really believe he has the potential to be a 1-3 rd draft choice. 

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

This kid could ease the trouble of losing Hunt-Days from the DE position.

Gotta expect the Juco kids to be ready Day 1.

Biggest concern has to be the slim frame.

Not to get all WnE on the issue, but 220 lbs is on the slight of build side concerning players in the trenches.

razorjackets
razorjackets

Will  we lose him too?    It seems like waiting on someone to get eligible by taking online courses 

has not turned out well recently.

fuzzybee78
fuzzybee78

KW study hard and don't mess this up. Big Sneezy shoes to fill!

juvenal
juvenal

let's hope his head is on right, the way it's going lately...........

POAD2014
POAD2014

This player seems like he is going to be a Beast.

GTBob
GTBob

@BigCrimson75 From what I have read, his weight is closer to 230 now and gaining more weight has been an emphasis while he is finishing up things at GMC. He will still need to gain a little more size but he is likely going to show up in pretty good shape.

slydawg
slydawg

At least it's real online courses that most students at GMC / Atlanta campus takes and not something made up class at some fly by night prep sports academy. He'll be ok. Tech has more transfer requirements than most schools.