Georgia 5-star football recruit Ray Drew says he plans to play two sports in college.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end told the AJC that he requested and was granted permission to join UGA’s track team. This spring, Drew has rapidly developed into one of the nation’s top discus throwers while at Thomas County Central High School.
“I’m not going to give up on football,” Drew said with a laugh, “but I’m going to do both at Georgia.”
Drew said he talked with Georgia’s football coaches and they signed off on the idea. “They think if I have an opportunity to go far with it, then they are all for it.”
Drew finished fourth in the discus in last year’s state meet at 171-10. This season, Drew worked hard on his technique and the results have been startling. At the Florida Relays, Drew threw 192-3, which is one of the best performances ever by a Georgia high school athlete. Last week at another meet in