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.