June 13, 2009

LeMay wasn't expecting offer

Quarterback Christian LeMay said he came to this week's Mark Richt Camp simply to soak up some of the knowledge from offensive coordinator Mike Bobo.

Leaving with an offer from the Bulldogs was the last thing the 2011 recruit had on his mind.

"(Richt) told me I had an official offer now, and I was not expecting it at all. It was a pleasant surprise on my birthday. I was really taken aback by it, I was just preparing to come in and work hard and get all the knowledge I could with Coach Bobo," LeMay told UGASports. "I was hoping for one down the road, so to get one was the best birthday I ever had. I didn't see it coming. I'm glad I came, it was definitely worth it."

At 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, LeMay enjoyed an outstanding sophomore campaign, throwing for 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 350 more yards and three scores.

He's got an impressive list of offers to boot.

Along with Georgia, LeMay counts offers from Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Oklahoma and Tennessee among a list that's growing by the day.

LeMay said he was definitely impressed with what Richt had to say.

"We had a good meeting with Coach Richt. He was the class act that he had anticipated he would be," LeMay said. "Everything went real well, we got there around 8, and we checked in and practiced in the first session. I did decent, but as always, I really felt I could have done a lot better."

After that, LeMay worked out with Bobo who showed him some important tips.

"I loved working with Coach Bobo. He spent a lot of time teaching me things I could use to become a better quarterback. I can really tell he cares for all of his players, and I know the quarterback position at Georgia is a premier job to have in this country," LeMay said. "Then we (LeMay and Bobo) went and talked for about 30 minutes. I got a good feel for his offensive scheme, which everyone knows is a pro-style offense. I feel that favors my strengths on the field."

Before LeMay left, there was one more meeting with Richt, who offered him his scholarship before the drive back to North Carolina.

"We had a great conversation, and it was not about football at all. We talked about life, and our faith, and how we can increase our faith and enjoy life more," he said. "It was a great time spiritually, and I do not recall five minutes of us talking about football. We just had a good discussion, and during that he told me I was a great football player, he loved my film, and he thought I would be a great fit for the University of Georgia, and he hoped we liked his school."

LeMay said Richt doesn't have to worry about that. There was a lot about the Bulldog program that the quarterback loved. And he's anxious to learn more.

"I think the program is a class act. I would love to get inside and learn more about it. You always hear about Georgia players being great members of society," said LeMay, whose father was a former chaplain at Florida. "They have a great atmosphere and a Christian coach, which is definitely right up my alley. Their passing system does a good job preparing a quarterback for the next level, and that is something I want in my college down the road."

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