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November 3, 2010

LeMay prepares for success at next level

On April 30th of this year the Bulldogs picked up one of their biggest commitments of the 2010 class when Christian LeMay, a pro-style quarterback out of Matthews, North Carolina, named Georgia as his "leader". LeMay chose Georgia over several top tier programs including Auburn and Clemson.

Recently UGASports.com caught up with LeMay to find out how his school year was going and what he is doing to prepare for competition at the next level.

Although LeMay is not competing in his senior year, he will be in Athens in a couple months to try to win the starting quarterback job. He won't be rusty.

"I have been lifting at the gym and throwing with a few people that have been so generous to help by donating their time to help me to stay sharp," LeMay said.

LeMay has kept him himself extremely busy since his commitment back in the spring and the schedule to which he is committed will surely to pay off when he arrives on campus.

"I start with school, then lifting at the gym and going to throw. I have also been going to my youngest brother's practice to help coach the quarterbacks," he said. "Then I come home to eat with the family, finish any homework, watch UGA game and use them as film study, then go to bed to arise and do it all again."

LeMay has been focusing on every aspect of his game but has placed particular focus on the area he feels is the most important - the mental aspect.


"I have placed a lot of focus on the mental aspect of the game and life itself to prepare for UGA," LeMay said. "The Bible says, 'as a man thinks so is the man' which means as the mind goes so goes the actions of that man."

One of the main factors in LeMay's commitment to Georgia was coach Mark Richt's pro-style offense.

"I am certainly excited about playing in a pro-style offense that places the QB under the center and will prepare you for the next level," Lemay stated. "The balance of run and pass with explosive backs is very exciting as the run takes the pressure off the QB but at the same time opens up the pass. I love the pro-style offense; I think it is the best style for next level preparation, which is why I am about to become a Georgia Bulldog."

Of course any offense is appealing when you have players such as Orson Charles and Tavarres King to throw to on a daily basis.

"I think having such great athletes like them catching my passes will make my job a lot easier," LeMay said. "Orson Charles is like having another wide receiver on the field and I look forward to getting them the ball so that they can make plays."

Not only is LeMay excited about the players that he will be playing with but he is very eager to learn from his soon-to-be position coach as well.

"I am looking forward to playing with all the players and coaches, but of course I look forward to learning more about the QB position from Coach (Mike) Bobo and Coach Richt who has produced such NFL players as Matthew Stafford, David Greene and D.J. Shockley," LeMay said.

LeMay will also be going up against an NFL-caliber defensive scheme in practice and he is hopeful that it will pay dividends at the professional level.

"I definitely think it will make me better daily going up against an NFL coach like Todd Grantham who produced pro bowlers such as Keith Brooking, Zach Thomas, Terrance Newman and Damarcus Ware in Dallas," said LeMay, who has gone to several Georgia games this year and has been talking to other Georgia recruits including two high profile recruits.

"I have talked to Chris Conley and Ray Drew but we mostly talk about life and how their seasons are going," LeMay said.

He also has some very lofty goals that he would like to achieve while in Athens.

"I want to get a college degree, win and SEC Championship and bring the National Championship back to Athens," LeMay said. "All other accolades would be a bonus but most importantly I want to impact the youth and as many people as possible in a positive way."

LeMay currently weighs in at 195 pounds, stands 6-foot-3 and has a message that he would like to give to the Bulldog nation.

"I want to thank all the Bulldog fans for all the love and support they have shown towards my family and I via email, blog support and all the attention we have been given when we attend the games," he said. "Just a few more months now and I will officially be a Georgia Bulldog. Please keep my family and myself in your prayers and you can look forward to seeing me on the field very soon. God Bless you all!"





Christian LeMay and Christian Conley will soon get a chance to connect on the gridiron before they make their way to Athens:

The nation's top-ranked pro-style passer Christian LeMay is set to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Dec. 31. Kickoff is set for 4pm EST, and will be nationally televised on VERSUS.

"We are excited to announce Christian LeMay, if not the best, one of the top two high school quarterbacks in the nation, will be playing in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, sponsored by Offense-Defense Football Camps," bowl director Artie Gigantino said. "Christian is a great, great player as well as an outstanding young man. Everything about him indicates stardom in his rosy future. He is advanced beyond his years when he is under center."

"We also are delighted to announce that Christian Conley will play in our All-American Bowl. Chris is an accomplished receiver that will be a favorite 'go to guy' of future Georgia teammate Christian LeMay. Chris is a big target with excellent hands."



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