LeMay comes from a strong Christian family where God and religion come before football. LeMay's father is a local pastor in Matthews, North Carolina and Christian is looking for a school that will not only guide him on the football field, but also fulfill his spiritual needs off the field.
"I'm looking for a place with a good coaching staff that can relate with me in my religious beliefs. My faith is one of the biggest things in my life. I need a place that will treat my family well, that my family will feel comfortable leaving me for the next four years of my life, a place that is far enough but close enough from home, and finally a place where I can impact the community."
LeMay is a student of the game. He knows all about Coach Sherman's career in the NFL, the Hall of Fame quarterbacks he has coached, and the progress he has made in two years at the collegiate level.
"I've known about Coach Sherman since he was coaching in the league with Greenbay. He did a great job there and he has done a wonderful job in the college ranks as well. I like him a lot from the few times I've talked to him. He seems to be a genuine guy and he definitely knows the offense side of the ball well. He has coached the likes of Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck. I like what I've seen so far with his track record and what he is doing with that [Jerrod] Johnson kid is amazing."
Christian has started to do his homework on A&M. He caught the annual Lonestar Showdown on Thanksgiving night and was awed by Jerrod Johnson's play against the #2 Longhorns.
"Jerrod is something amazing when you watch him play. You can't help but say ‘wow' when you watch their offense. Most of the receivers he is throwing to are true freshman. Also, in the state of Texas you are going to get some of the top Louisiana recruits as well. I like what they have going on down there."
Sherman and LeMay have spoken a handful of times since the offer was extended to 6-foot-3, 190 pound quarterback. It appears that A&M's superior academics, especially the MAYS Business School, has been a useful recruiting pitch for Sherman.
"We talked about how I would fit into their offensive system, their quarterback situation, and how a recruit like me could help the program. They have one of the best business schools in the country and that is what I plan on majoring in, so that is another reason why A&M will be one of the schools I seriously consider down the road."
Sherman's hand-written correspondence with LeMay has made a serious impact on Christian's early feelings towards A&M.
"They are in my top 10. They have definitely made a quick impression on me. Something that really impressed me was how quick they got to offering me and how I got to talk with Coach Sherman the next day. I also got some mail from him soon after that. Texas A&M has sent me the best mail that I have gotten from anybody so that is something that stands out to me."
LeMay is originally from Gainesville so naturally he has Gator roots in his blood. With that said, he is already drawing comparisons to a North Carolina native who led the Florida Gators to a 2007 BCS Championship.
"I consider myself a drop back quarterback. If you know anything about Charlotte or North Carolina or SEC football in general then you have probably heard of Chris Leak. A lot of people draw comparisons between me and him."
LeMay is a quarterback with a lot of savvy in the pocket. He is a natural leader, he stays calm under pressure, and when given time he will pick defenses apart. He has great arm strength, he throws a beautiful deep ball, and he has the athleticism to escape pressure and get outside of the pocket.
"I'm a quarterback that wins games," said LeMay. "I can do pretty much whatever. I can run a spread, zone read, or a pro-style. I feel like I can run any offense adequately. Wherever I go I plan on going in to compete and win games. I'm just looking for a place I can accomplish that and grow as a person."
Christian has 22 offers on the table including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida State, and North Carolina. LeMay has plans to visit A&M over the Summer.