2011 North Carolina QB has offer from Vols

With the Volunteer quarterback situation at the fore front of most Tennessee fans, we at InsideTennessee.com have decided to begin taking a look at some of the 2011 quarterbacks that already have offers from UT. North Carolina signal caller Christian Lemay confirmed Wednesday that he indeed has an offer and interest in the University of Tennessee. Go inside for the latest on Lemay.

One thing that has become evident for Lane Kiffin and his Tennessee coaching staff this recruiting season, it's never too early to offer a quarterback.

Every recruiting service will be the first to tell you this year's crop of top flight quarterbacks is down compared to other years.

Next years crop of signal callers already appear stronger than this years.

With the Volunteer quarterback situation at the fore front of most Tennessee fans, we at InsideTennessee.com have decided to begin taking a look at some of the 2011 quarterbacks that already have offers from UT.

North Carolina signal caller Christian Lemay confirmed Wednesday that he indeed has an offer and interest in the University of Tennessee.

"Yes sir Tennessee has offered me already," Lemay said. "I definitely have a lot of interest in their program. With Lane Kiffin bringing UT back to prominence on a national level, I really like the excitement and energy he has brought back to Knoxville."

While Lemay was unable to take an unofficial visit to Tennessee this summer, the talented signal caller hopes to make a trip there this fall.

"I would love to go and take in a game there," Lemay said. "Right now I'm keeping an open mind to every school that has offered me."

Lemay is holding 11 official offers, including ones from Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson, Wake Forest, North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee.

Lemay recently returned from the Elite 11 camp where he got the opportunity to work with some of the best quarterbacks in the country.

"I got to work with Mark Sanchez, Carson Palmer and Colt McCoy to name a few," Lemay said. "I felt that I held my own even against the senior group of quarterbacks. It was a great experience."

Lemay, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete who runs a 4.56 forty, passed for 1, 800 yards as a sophomore last season. He through 18 touchdowns against just three interceptions, he added another three scores and over 350 yard on the ground.

According to Lemay, it's an honor and a blessing that he has received so much early attention.

"For all these elite programs to already offer me is an incredible feeling," Lemay said. "God has blessed with me with talent; it's a great feeling to already have these offers."


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