April 16, 2010

Dawgs reel in talented wide receiver

North Paulding wide receiver Chris Conley has committed to Georgia, his coach Heath Webb told UGASports Friday morning.

Conley made the announcement to teammates, friends and family members at the school.

Webb passed along a statement from the 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver.

"Today my family and I are ending my recruitment. This decision was reached through much traveling and research but ultimately prayer," Conley said in the statement. "Through all of this, I have come to decide that I will be attending the University of Georgia."

Conley thanked a litany of family and friends for helping him with his decision.

Conley chose the Bulldogs over a number of schools, including Alabama, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

Last month, Conley spoke with UGASports about his many trips to Georgia, including a conversation he had with quarterback Aaron Murray.

"Murray) is a really good person," Conley said. "We talked about college life, we talked some X's and O's; it was just a good conversation. It's good to get to know someone who potentially could be my quarterback, to have a chance to speak with someone who I might be working with."

Conley added there was a lot about Georgia that caught his attention.

"The people at Georgia are good people; the coaches are men of character and that is very attractive to me," said Conley, who his last time to Athens met with receivers coach Tony Ball and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. "Georgia is definitely one of the schools I am very interested in; it's (his eventual decision) just something I have to pray about and talk over with my family."

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