Dorian Hendrix played his high school football in the state of Ohio and, after a brief detour to the south, he’s back in his home state.
Bowling Green announced in a press release that Hendrix has been added to Dino Babers‘ football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the linebacker will be forced to sit out the 2015 season.
Beginning in 2016, Hendrix will then have three years of eligibility remaining at the MAC school.
“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.”
A three-star member of Kentucky’s 2014 recruiting class, Hendrix was rated as the No. 25 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 36 player at any position in the state of Ohio. He took a redshirt as a true freshman, then left the Wildcats earlier this offseason.
As BGSU noted in its release, Hendrix is the fifth player from a Power Five program to transfer to the Falcons under Babers since last August, joining Malik Brown (Tennessee), Robbie Rhodes (Baylor), Donovan Wilson (Georgia Tech) and Eilar Hardy (graduate transfer, Notre Dame).