I know many of you follow recruiting more closely than I do, so you’re probably already aware of the late offer to Ladd McConkey. I don’t know anything about the kid, but there’s something in Jeff Sentell’s piece about Georgia’s offer to him that caught my eye.
“Georgia offered me to be a true slot guy,” McConkey said. “Guys that can win the one-on-one battle. I mean obviously they have guys who can win one-on-one matchups but really get in space there down in the slot and make people miss in real tight coverage.”
But, muh blocking! What are you thinking, Kirby?
His weight is a story on its own. He weighed 178 pounds this past summer. That was before basketball camp and then a football season and then basketball season.
He’s about 165 pounds right now. That’s not really SEC grade, but keep in mind this is a Monken system fit. A new way of looking at that spot. McConkey has impressive ball skills and the short-space quickness that will flourish in any “Air Raid” sets. He’s also a guy who wants the ball coming his way in big spots.
He’s small. Especially for a typical UGA signee, but consider his stature in the right context.
This is not your father’s manball, Dawg fans.