A close-up of a football at Georgia Tech's spring practice April 4, 2019.

Georgia Tech offers statement on recruitment of Kendall Young

Georgia Tech issued a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on its recruitment of linebacker Kendall Young from Bentonville, Ark., who announced that he had signed scholarship papers with Tech last week.

Young’s recruitment was atypical in that he was arrested in December 2018 for breaking and entering. In February, he was placed in a diversion program in which state prosecutors will not bring forward charges if he does not commit any criminal offenses and maintains good behavior for 12 months and completes 96 hours of community service.

The statement read: “Georgia Tech is aware of the situation, and his application was reviewed through the normal admissions and athletics process. After considering all details, an athletics scholarship was offered.”

Tech was not able to comment on the scholarship offer at the time that Young announced that he had signed because his papers had not yet been received by the school.

Tech also announced that the transfers of defensive end Antonneous Clayton (Florida) and cornerback Myles Sims (Michigan) are official. Both were previously reported.

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