February 27, 2010

Conley enjoys another trip to Athens

There wasn't a whole lot that North Paulding receiver Chris Conley didn't already know about Georgia when he arrived in Athens for Junior Day Saturday morning.

That's not to say he didn't enjoy his trip.

For one, it gave the 6-foot-3, 180 pound receiver an opportunity to catch up with a couple of current Bulldogs who may one day be his teammates - linebacker Richard Samuel and quarterback Aaron Murray.

In regards to Samuel, it was a chance to connect with a player who grew up in Cartersville, not far from his Dallas hometown.

As for Murray, it was an opportunity to talk shop with a player who could be throwing him passes in future years.

"(Murray) is a really good person," Conley said in a telephone interview with UGASports. "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."

The Bulldogs are definitely one of the programs Conley is seriously considering.

Although he doesn't have a specific timetable in mind, Conley said hopes to have a decision made before the start of his senior year.

"I want to get this done before next season so I can just focus on my schoolwork, along with football," he said. "I'll talk it over with my family; I'll pray about it. I just want to go where I'll be comfortable."

Georgia appears to fit that bill.

"The people at Georgia are good people; the coaches are men of character and that is very attractive t me," said Conley, who met with both 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."

Conley, who has additional visits set up to Georgia Tech and Alabama, is also considering Clemson and Vanderbilt.

"I'm still just kind of taking things in," he said. "I'm still sort of trying to get a feel for these schools before I narrow things down. I just want to try and make a wise decision; I trust that God will help me make the right one."

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