BREAKING: Former 4-star RB Len’Neth Whitehead joins Georgia from the transfer portal
Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This rep has the latest with transfer portal RB Len’Neth Whitehead. The former Tennessee RB was the nation’s No. 11 ILB and the No. 213 overall prospect on the 247Sports Composite back in 2020.
Dylan Raiola wasn’t the only football player with news he was heading home to Athens on Monday. Former Athens Academy standout Len’Neth Whitehead also used those words on Monday evening to tell the world where he was going and how he felt about being a Bulldog.
Whitehead starred on both sides of the ball in high school but signed with the Vols to initially play linebacker in the 2020 cycle.
The 6-foot-2, 228-pound Whitehead will now add some needed depth to a Bulldogs backfield that dealt with a lot of injuries throughout spring practice. He adds another big athletic back to the rotation for Dell McGee in Athens.
The Athens Academy program is one that the Georgia staff is quite familiar with. A number of the coaches on the Georgia staff have family members that attend school there.
He suffered a pair of season-ending injuries in both the 2020 and 2022 seasons in Knoxville.
Tennessee football running back Len’Neth Whitehead will miss the 2022 season following an injury and subsequent surgery. He signed with the Vols to play linebacker to quickly moved over to the offensive side.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported last year that the redshirt sophomore suffered an upper-body injury last summer and had season-ending surgery.
Whitehead played in five games in the 2021 season. That was his first year of eligibility. He gets the bonus year for COVID-19 for the 2020 season. During that 2021 season, he ran for 76 yards on nine carries against Missouri and another 41 yards on 10 attempts against South Carolina.
He missed all of 2022 so that counts as his redshirt year. That means will have three years to play three seasons in Athens.
While he was at Athens Academy, he was quite an all-around talent. Both on and off the field.