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Georgia Tech defensive end Kendall Young to transfer

Georgia Tech defensive ends/outside linebackers coach Marco Coleman speaks with freshman defensive end Kendall Young with defensive analyst during a break in preseason practice August 2, 2019. (AJC photo by Ken Sugiura)
Georgia Tech defensive ends/outside linebackers coach Marco Coleman speaks with freshman defensive end Kendall Young with defensive analyst during a break in preseason practice August 2, 2019. (AJC photo by Ken Sugiura)

Georgia Tech freshman defensive end Kendall Young has entered the transfer portal, ending a brief term with the Yellow Jackets. Young made the announcement Monday on his Twitter account.

“I’m very grateful for the lifelong friends and memories I have made here,” Young wrote. “I wish nothing but the best for my brothers in the future.”

Young was the last addition to the 2019 signing class, joining in May out of Bentonville, Ark. Young did not play this season and, in fact, stopped practicing with the team during the season in order to focus on his studies. In October, Tech coach Geoff Collins removed him from the roster, an action taken to help him further focus on his academics.

Young is the second player from the 2019 class known to have decided to leave Tech after one semester, following wide receiver Nazir Burnett of Harrisburg, Pa. Burnett left the team and put his name in the transfer database in early October.