December 11, 2011

LB's visit 'a 10'

Outside linebacker has been a focus of Georgia's 2012 recruiting class and Martin Luther King star Kenderius Whitehead has been a top target since he was offered in the spring.

Back in the spring, Whitehead revealed that the Bulldogs were on top for his services, and many thought he could commit to UGA before his senior season began.

He decided to hold off on that commitment, and rumors have been swirling that the Peach State sack artist no longer had the Bulldogs on top.

Georgia had a chance to host Whitehead for his official visit for the Football Gala this weekend, and that visit has put those rumors to rest.

"I'd have to give the visit a 10 really," he said. "I have Georgia, North Carolina State, and Clemson as part of that inner circle, but I'm sticking with Georgia being at the top."

The visit, according to Whitehead, was consistently great throughout, and a lot of that had to do with his host, Jarvis Jones.

"Jarvis Jones was my host, and he is just a really nice guy," he said. "We talked about the defensive scheme and all. He had such a successful year with over 13 sacks in the SEC. I know I could come in, work hard, and be as good as him or maybe better if I keep working."

While hanging out with Jones was one highlight of the visit, Whitehead has also connected with another prominent figure of the Georgia defense.

"I spent most of my time with Coach Todd Grantham," said Whitehead. "We talked about stuff other than football, but we also talked about the scheme and where I would fit in at the will linebacker position. That's a play making position in that defense."

Georgia hosts recruits for the Football Gala because of the festivities and the opportunity it presents to spend time with coaches and see their relationships with the players.

According to the MLK star, Georgia's mission was accomplished.

"The Football banquet (Gala) was the highlight of the trip really," he said. "The way they honor their players and their All Americans was special. It gives you the feeling that you could be up there if you come to Georgia."

The Bulldogs are definitely on Whitehead's mind at this point, but the three star recruit isn't ready to make a decision.

"Right now, I have one more official visit to take and then I'll know more," he said. "I'm not sure when I'll make a decision though."

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