Tralee Hale: Mother of freshman CB Kelee Ringo finds out she’s far from alone in cancer fight


Tralee Hale never knew she had quite this many ‘Dawgs in her corner. Until now.

Her introduction to the Georgia fan base was quick and memorable during the last recruiting cycle.

Hale, a flight attendant, is the mother of 5-star cornerback prospect Kelee Ringo. She kept visiting Athens from Arizona with her son all last year. Ringo was rated as the nation’s No. 1 cornerback prospect for the 2020 cycle. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder was 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed more than 205 pounds.

There was a “Junior Day” visit. Then for G-Day. Then for the annual Georgia scavenger hunt recruit weekend in May. Those were just the trips that popped up over social media.

He also had an official visit in early January. The Bulldogs were battling Texas and Oregon primarily for his commitment and eventual signature on a letter-of-intent.

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