Not just for what he may bring to the table (h/t Nick)…
… but also for what it suggests about how the Dawgs have completely remade their wide receiving corps over the past two classes.
The Bulldogs now have 23 potential members for their 2020 signing class entering Wednesday’s traditional date. Georgia had 19 players sign in December’s early period, including six who chose to enroll early, and five of the 23 are receivers — McConkey, Marcus Rosemy of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Arian Smith of Lakeland, Florida, Jermaine Burton of Calabasas, California, and Justin Robinson from the Atlanta suburb of McDonough.
Georgia signed two of the nation’s top five receivers — George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock — in last year’s class, with Pickens capping his freshman season by earning Sugar Bowl MVP.
That’s an enormous talent infusion, but it also means Monken and staff have to figure out a way to make some of those young ‘uns contributors in a relatively short time frame, especially considering most of them aren’t early enrollees.
Most intriguing of all, though, to me, anyway, is how specific are the plans for McConkey.
“Georgia offered me to be a true slot guy,” McConkey said last week. “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.”
He’s the lowest rated recruit in the 2020 class. He doesn’t fit the physical mold that Smart has favored at the position over several classes. And yet I can’t help but wonder how much he’s expected to contribute this season by Monken, along with some of the other new kids on the block. What do you guys think?