LeMay Making Things Happen

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we feature Scout.com's No.1 junior quarterback Christian LeMay from Butler High in North Carolina.

Teams across the country are gearing up to make playoff runs or have already gotten started. But for the Butler (Matthews, NC) High football team, the ride along the way may have been just as sweet as the appearance. 

Led by quarterback Christian LeMay, the Butler team made history after an undefeated 2009 regular season campaign.

"Everything is good right now. We just got our first undefeated record in school history," LeMay said.

For a few years now, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound LeMay has seen success on the gridiron both as a team and individually. But he explained how things have made a change for the better in 2009.

"I think what has made our team better for this year is the confidence that we have had all year. Everyone knows our system and we all do what is expected," LeMay said. "The team has rallied around me as well and they know what to expect so I just go out have fun and play football.

"My offensive line gives me the time to throw and our running backs are healthy. Having a strong run game has really helped me out."

By his description as a pro-style quarterback, LeMay has throw for 2,050 yards, 29 touchdowns to only one interception. 

And though he was already labeled as a top recruit for 2011, these numbers only validate the overall cause. Plenty of coaches have already thrown their programs in the hat to be considered when LeMay makes a decision.

"I think I have 17 offers now. North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Miami, North Carolina State, Oregon, Florida, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, Maryland and Florida State are just a few of them," LeMay said. "Illinois, Clemson and East Carolina are a few more."

Aside from that, LeMay has other programs like Notre Dame, Alabama, Oklahoma and Arizona recruiting him as well.

"Lately, lots of schools in the Midwest and West have starting coming on strong," LeMay said. "It's really early for me and I am listening to everybody. Right now, everyone treats you great because you are their guest. When I get that right feeling in my heart, I'll know where I am supposed to be."

SEC programs Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee have seen LeMay on campus to take in games. Wake Forest as well. 

One place LeMay would like to venture to in the near future is Oklahoma. The LeMay family, from many years ago, knew the man in charge at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, from his time at Florida. 

"You know with Oklahoma, I had an offer from them in the spring, but have not gotten one in the mail," LeMay said. I'm getting some letters from them (Sooner coaches) and that is a school I want to look into. Lots of prestige and success in that program."

He spoke in more detail about Stoops.

"Coach Stoops is a coach I know is a good man. He teaches his players to be more than just football players, but good members of society," LeMay said. "With a solid Christian background, he is a coach who is right up my alley. I want to look into the Oklahoma program further."

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