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Ladd McConkey takes brain and brawn to UGA

The number he is most proud of is his grade point average

ATHENS, Ga. — When you look at Georgia’s roster, you won’t find a lot of three-star guys.

“I really try not to worry about it," North Murray high school wide receiver Ladd McConkey said. “I really only got my three stars like a day before Georgia offered me. I try not to worry about it and just play my game.”

Georgia signee Ladd McConkey is a three-start recruit, according to Rivals, but his numbers, versatility and play making ability paint a much different picture.

“I think I had over 3,000 all purpose yards, 30 touchdowns, four interceptions and two punt returns for touchdown and one kick return,” McConkey said.

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His numbers on the football field are great, but they’re not his favorite numbers. The number he is most proud of is his grade point average.

“4.56. I take a lot of pride in that,” McConkey said. “It’s something I’ve spent a lot of hours on so it’s really special to me.”

Kirby Smart likes that number a lot too.

“He said I think you’re the first guy with a higher GPA than 40 time,” McConkey said.

He’s exactly the kind of player Smart wants on his team.


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