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Touching base with Christian LeMay

by Matt Prehm on November 30, 2009

in Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting

Christian Lemay

Christian Lemay

Tennessee has extended a scholarship offer to Christian LeMay, one of the top pro style quarterbacks in the nation for the 2011. This elite 6 foot 3, 200 pound gunslinger has been electrifying North Carolina prep audience for quite some time and is poised for a big senior season in the fall of 2010. His stellar play to date has landed LeMay close to 20 scholarship offers from some of the nation’s best college football programs.

You could say the future of this high caliber recruit is a bright one.

VolNation was able to get an update from LeMay fresh off of an offer from one of the nation‘s biggest programs and rival of the Vols, Alababama. He was able to talk about his season, the playoff run, and also recruiting.

LeMay could very well be the best pro style quarterback in the country for 2011. He believes that playing in a pro style offense in high school makes him more comfortable in a pro style at the next level.

“They’re a lot of benefits to playing in a pro-style offense. A lot of people say that they get a better idea about my game because I play so many snaps under center. I can get a chance to show off what I can do as a pro style quarterback. I can run the ball if I have to but there is no question that I want to throw first. When I’m under center I can also communicate better with my lineman.”

LeMay is up to 17 offers already in his recruitment. His offer list is a whose who of dominating pro-style and spread offenses.

“Florida was my first offer, I lived in Gainesville until three years and my dad was the team Chaplin at Florida until 1992. Coach Meyer called me as soon as he was allowed to and told me that I was Florida’s first offer. Florida State was my second offer, it got in the mail that day.”

“Tennessee is a pro style school that have also offered, it’s a good school great alumni. Peyton Manning is the type quarterback that I look up to. They have great tradition, their pretty cool and energetic. Coach Kiffin is a really cool guy, he’s very enthusiastic. I think that he’s really getting a lot of recruits by the way he’s recruiting.”

“North Carolina has offered me as well, they run something similar to a pro style. North Carolina State and Georgia also have offered. Oregon seems like they may be close to offering as well.”

When Alabama made the scholarship offer, it both surprised and excited LeMay.

“Coach Cignetti talked to me after my recent playoff game. He said that coach Saban wanted to talk with me and we then talked to him on the phone in the coaches office shortly after. Coach Saban told me that they were sending me an offer in the mail. I couldn’t believe it. Coach Saban went on to say that I was the only quarterback that they have offered and that they really want me playing football in Tuscaloosa. It was an honor to get an Alabama offer because of the type of program they have and the type of coaches that are there. I was surprised and shocked when they offered but I’m glad to have it.”

“I want to give every school an honest and open shot. I don’t want to really worry about recruiting because it wouldn’t be fair to my team mates. We’re focused on winning a state championship. “

While focusing on his senior season LeMay does have an opinion on the popular debate regarding playing right away or waiting.

“Playing time is not that big of a deal. When you have a couple of years before you’re in the fire you can help yourself by gaining experience, learning the offense, and just becoming a better player overall.”

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1 ross December 3, 2009 at 5:32 pm

This guy is from Charlotte. Plays at Butler. They say he could be the #1 pro style qb for next year

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