There was a celebrity sighting in Chatsworth Monday night.
Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart was in town for an in-home recruiting visit with 2020 athlete Ladd McConkey, a senior at North Murray High School. Smart was at the high school later Monday checking out McConkey and his Mountaineers basketball team in a 54-44 win over Sonoraville.
After the game (McConkey had 10 points), McConkey tweeted that Georgia offered him a football scholarship.
Couldn’t be more excited to receive a full scholarship offer to the University of Georgia!!!!!🐶🔴⚫️ @RecruitGeorgia @NwGaFootball @NMHSRecruiting @Mansell247 @UGAfootballLive @KirbySmartUGA pic.twitter.com/MtFISUnyOd— Ladd McConkey (@laddmcconkey02) January 21, 2020
McConkey was everywhere on the field during his Mountaineer career: quarterback, wide receiver, defensive back, punter and kick returner.
During the 2019 season, McConkey was the North Murray quarterback and helped lead the team to its first region championship and first appearance in the Elite Eight.
On the year, McConkey had 143 carries for 924 yards and 10 touchdowns; 124-for-209 passing for 1,771 yards and 20 touchdowns; three kickoff returns for 160 yards and one touchdown; four punt returns for 196 yards and two touchdowns; punted 22 times for an average of 35.2 yards; 17 tackles; four interceptions with three returned for touchdowns; and seven pass deflections.
He was the Region 6-3A offensive player of the year and Region 6-3A first-team member and made the Daily Citizen-News All-Area first team as an athlete.
Georgia assistant coach Todd Hartley also made the trip with Smart.