Reserve QB Christian LeMay set to transfer

semerson@macon.comDecember 23, 2013 

Quarterback Christian LeMay (16) goes through a drill at Georgia's practice Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)

ATHENS - Christian LeMay was a highly recruited prospect when he committed to Georgia four years ago. But his career stalled even before he arrived on campus, and it now appears he will leave Georgia having just attempted two passes.

Buried on the depth chart, having been passed by younger players and a walk-on, LeMay is planning to transfer. A source said LeMay told several teammates he was leaving, and ESPN.com reported Monday that LeMay was headed to Jacksonville State, an FCS program.

However, LeMay remains with the team for now and plans to travel with the team to the Gator Bowl, according to a team spokesman and LeMay's own Twitter account.

LeMay missed practice last Wednesday and Thursday for what quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo termed "personal reasons." LeMay's younger brother Uriah, a freshman receiver, was at practice. Then LeMay returned to practice Friday and posted on his Twitter account that he would be with the team at the Gator Bowl.

There are no indications that Uriah LeMay, who redshirted this season, plans to leave with his brother. Head coach Mark Richt singled Uriah LeMay out for praise after Friday's practice.

Christian LeMay committed to Georgia after his junior season at Butler High School in Matthews, N.C. Rivals.com would rank him the nation's third-best quarterback, and he was the Gatorade North Carolina player of the year for 2009.

But LeMay was suspended from school and thus prevented from playing for his entire senior season. He enrolled early at Georgia, and even practiced with the Bulldogs as they prepared for the Liberty Bowl after the 2009 season.

Over the next three seasons LeMay would struggle to gain traction on Georgia's quarterback depth chart. Parker Welch, a walk-on, was often ahead of him. And this past season Faton Bauta, who enrolled before the 2012 season, rose past both LeMay and Welch.

Hutson Mason is entrenched as the starter for next season, and Bauta and Brice Ramsey (who enrolled before this season) also appear well ahead of LeMay on the depth chart.

LeMay attempted his only two passes in last year's blowout win over Florida Atlantic. He also rushed for 67 yards last season, appearing in a total of five games, all at the end of blowouts.

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