Young taken off Georgia Tech roster for academic reasons

October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech fans cheer for their team during an NCAA college football game against the Wake Forest at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 38-24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Georgia Tech freshman Kendall Young has been taken off the football team roster, an action taken to help him focus on academics. The team confirmed Young’s status Thursday.

Young had not been practicing with the team in recent weeks. A defensive lineman from Bentonville, Ark., Young was a late addition to Tech’s 2019 signing class, signing in May.

“Kendall is currently not participating in team activities to focus on academics,” read a statement from the team released Thursday.

Tech does not have a timetable for Young’s return to the team.

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