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Georgia Tech signee Jaquan Henderson determined to make it

4-star Newton LB Jaquan Henderson said staying close to home was key in his decision to flip his commitment from Tennessee to Georgia Tech.
4-star Newton LB Jaquan Henderson said staying close to home was key in his decision to flip his commitment from Tennessee to Georgia Tech.

Credit: Ken Sugiura

Credit: Ken Sugiura

COVINGTON — Jaquan Henderson knows what he wants to do when his football days end, and it isn't a career common to former Georgia Tech football players, such as real estate, finance or coaching. Henderson, the Tech signee who could be a difference-making linebacker, has a different route in mind.

Henderson, from Newton High in Covington, wants to be a funeral director.

“One thing about that, the key is job security,” he said. “People die every day.”

There’s more to Henderson’s aspiration than a clever observation. His choice opens a window into a young man with ambition to make a better life for himself and the compassion and personality to engage grief on a daily basis.

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