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2011 Georgia Football Recruiting: Christian LeMay Signs On As Aaron Murray's Heir Apparent

Georgia's 2011 recruiting class includes just one addition to the Dawgs' offensive backfield, but he's kind of a big deal.

Christian LeMay, a 6'2", 200-pound QB prospect from Matthews, N.C., in the Charlotte suburbs. He committed to Georgia at the end of April after considering offers from a wide range of schools including Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Notre Dame. LeMay's summer was not without some controversy, as he elected to complete his graduation requirements "in a private setting" rather than attend his senior year at Butler High School. According to his father, Stacy, the reason is because of a 30-day suspension for a violation of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System code of conduct; the senior LeMay contended that the suspension would've delayed his son's graduation and caused him to mass all but the final month of football season. The exact nature of the suspension is still unknown, but the LeMay camp insists that it doesn't involve drugs or violence.

Assuming that LeMay's lengthy layoff (his senior football season has basically been replaced by preparation with private trainers) doesn't hinder his natural talent, he presents the Dawgs with an intriguing option behind starting QB Aaron Murray. In his junior season, LeMay threw for 3,296 yards and an unreal 44/2 TD/INT ratio; he sizes up as a pocket passer who's all but perfect for Georgia's pro-style offensive scheme. His throwing motion is described as lightning-quick yet also smooth and compact, and other than an occasional tendency to throw off the back of his foot, he's also a dangerous passer on the run. The only major thing he needs to do before becoming a factor at the college level is add some muscle bulk, but with Georgia in pretty good shape at QB with Murray and backup Hutson Mason, the Dawgs can probably afford to redshirt LeMay in 2011 and let him gain some weight and learn the offense. After that, watch out.

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