Signee: DE/LB Braxton Kelly

Braxton Kelley
Linebacker, 6-2, 220, Fr-HS,
LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange)

First-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia sportswriters, and the Georgia coaches' association … Four-year letterman and three-year starter at LaGrange HS, playing mostly at defensive end with occasional time at linebacker … Made 130 tackles during his senior season, featuring 16 tackles for loss and nine quarterback sacks … Has been part of the LaGrange juggernaut that won Class AAA state championships during his freshman, junior, and senior seasons, compiled a four-year record of 55-2, and has a current winning streak of 29 games … Career stats feature 373 tackles, 26 QB sacks, and 47 tackles for loss … Coached by Steve Pardue … "Braxton plays every play like it is his last play," Pardue said. "He plays hard every single snap. He's one of the best I've ever coached. I think Kentucky got a steal in Braxton Kelley." … Teammate of fellow UK signee Demoreo Ford … Will rejoin former LaGrange teammate Wesley Woodyard at UK … Two-year letterman in basketball … Will be a three-year letterman in track and field as a discus thrower … Placed third in the region in that event as a junior … Honor-roll student … Chose Kentucky over Virginia Tech and South Carolina.


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