Former Kentucky linebacker Dorian Hendrix is headed home after taking a redshirt as a true freshman in Lexington. According to a statement from coach Dino Babers, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk, Hendrix will return to his home state of Ohio and play for Bowling Green.
“We are excited to add a player like Dorian to our program,” a statement from Babers began. “He comes from a great high school program in Huber Heights Wayne and will be a great addition to our linebacker unit and also our defense. We look forward to seeing the impact that Dorian will make on both our University and our football program in the future.”
Per NCAA transfer rules, Hendrix must sit out the 2015 season. Beginning in 2016, he will have three years’ eligibility remaining.
It’s a fine homecoming for Hendrix, who was a three-star recruit out of Wayne High School in his hometown of Huber Heights, a northern suburb of Dayton. Now that he is at Bowling Green, he is only a two hours’ drive away from home.
More importantly, he is the fifth player from a Power Five program to head to Bowling Green in the past year, joining Malik Brown (Tennessee), Robbie Rhodes (Baylor), Donovan Wilson (Georgia Tech) and Eilar Hardy (Notre Dame).
He won’t be on the field for the Falcons’ season opener in Knoxville against Tennessee, but Hendrix could very well be a key player for Bowling Green down the road.
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