Prep notebook: Road to reclassification starts in Georgia; McConkey to have number retired

Staff photo by Robin Rudd / North Murray quarterback Ladd McConkey scrambles for yardage during a GHSA Class AAA playoff game against Monroe Area in November 2019. McConkey is now a University of Georgia star receiver who has helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back national titles, and North Murray will retire his prep jersey number next month.

The first stage of the next Georgia High School Association reclassification cycle took place last week, and while the process isn't expected to be nearly as drawn out and combative as the last one, there could still be significant change.