Top junior QB ready for recruiting process

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we focus on four-star junior quarterback Christian LeMay from Butler High in North Carolina. His father gives us the latest.

For an athlete who has gotten, and will continue to get, as many accolades as Butler (Matthews, NC) quarterback Christian LeMay, things could get a little hectic trying to work with all that goes into that level of success from the media aspect, to camps and combines and just the routine that goes into be a student-athlete.

But for LeMay, there is not much that has comes his way that he was not ready of prepared for. This is mainly because of the home-based support system that LeMay has been accustomed to.

"Going into this process, there was not much that has caught Christian off guard," Stacy LeMay, Christian father said. "He grew up around football. Going back to the days when I was involved with football at Florida."

Stacy stated that was working with Gators for some years, even dating back to when coach Steve Spurrier was coaching at Florida. Stacy was the team Chaplin for the squad at one time. 

So Christian being around some the country's best athletes was nothing out of the ordinary.

Right now the top Butler prep star, who stands 6-foot-3, and weighs 200 pounds has official offers from Florida State, Tennessee, North Carolina State, Florida, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Maryland, East Carolina and North Carolina

And while all of this these early offers and interest is both humbling and appreciated, according to Stacy, Christian is more than open to hearing from more schools.

One in particular is a school known for running the table in the Big 12 Conference year in and year out.

"There was a time when we talked with coach (Josh) Heupel and it seemed as though there was a verbal offer extended," Stacy said. "He showed a lot of interest in Christian, but we have not heard much since then, but we would like to"

Stacy's is more than familiar with several college football programs, but even more so, coaching staffs. But, because of connections with Florida, Stacy is no stranger to current Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. 

Not only as a coach, but as man.

"I remember when coach Stoops was on staff at Florida," Stacy said. "I know that a lot of the players there had a lot of respect for him as I would know from ministering to them. They (Florida athletes) all spoke highly of him (Stoops). I know that there are a handful of coaches out there doing things the right way and Stoops is one of them."

With that said, the LeMay family is more than open to hearing more about the Sooner program.

"He (Stoops) is a great coach and we have a lot of interest in Oklahoma," Stacy said. "It would be an honor to be recruited by coach Stoops and his staff and be a part of that."

As for Christian's season at Butler, Stacy mentioned that he has passed the 1,000-yard mark as a passer and has a total of 13 touchdowns on the year. Stacy said that his son is a "pure pocket-passing quarterback who can run (4.56 40-yard) when needed."

But it's pass first for Christian. And throughout this vigorous process, there is something else that comes first also.

"Right now, he is focused on Butler High School," Stacy said. "He looks to have a good season and so far he is doing that. But as far as recruiting, he grew up around Florida with me and saw plenty of athletes from Chris Leak to Tim Tebow. All of this is nothing new to him."

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