Georgia Tech defensive lineman Jaquan Henderson announced on Monday morning that he has left the Yellow Jackets football program.
On Monday, Georgia Tech defensive lineman Jaquan Henderson officially announced that he is no longer with the Georgia Tech football program.
The announcement is not all that of a surprise, Henderson failed to appear on the Jackets 2020 fall roster, first pointed out on Twitter by AJC reporter Ken Seguira last week. Head coach Geoff Collins would later confirm the roster move in a press conference and now we have Henderson’s thoughts. Henderson made his announcement via Twitter.
The defensive lineman played in 30 games across three seasons, recording 34 tackles and a career-high of 16 in 2019. He played under three different defensive coordinators for the Jackets and in his statement said that he plans to finish his degree at Georgia Tech and then pursue football opportunities elsewhere.
While the Jackets do have depth at the position, Henderson’s departure is a notable one as it was a position group that struggled last season for the Jackets. Henderson would’ve provided a great deal of experience and veteran wisdom for the Jackets younger players on the defensive line.
As with all of these situations we wish Henderson the best of luck with whatever path he chooses to take next, and hope for his continued success.
As of right now, the Yellow Jackets are set to begin their 2020 season next month on September 12th against Florida State in Tallahassee. That being said there is still quite a bit of doubt of a 2020 season being played at all.