There were two very important factors that Christian LeMay wanted to find in the school he ultimately announced as his "leader" late Friday afternoon at the Champion Christian Center, the church founded by his father which bears his name.
First, LeMay wanted to find a school that would best develop him for the next level - the NFL. Second, he wanted to find a school where the head coach shares his deep spiritual beliefs.
That school is Georgia.
LeMay made it official, naming the Bulldogs as his "leader" before an appreciative gathering of family and friends.
Although his announcement does not technically qualify as a verbal commitment, LeMay's father, Pastor Stacey LeMay assured UGASports that's basically what it is.
"Short of the coaches getting released or deciding to take other jobs as we experienced last year with Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin or the program suddenly taking on a different direction than anticipated, the leader will be the school Christian plans to enroll early and attend next year," the elder LeMay told UGASports recently.
The younger LeMay plans on enrolling at Georgia this January.
He chose the Bulldogs over Clemson, Texas A&M, Auburn and Notre Dame. All total, LeMay held offers from 15 schools, including Alabama, Florida and LSU.
Last year, LeMay threw for 3,296 yards, 44 touchdowns with just two interceptions while completing 69 percent of his passes in leading his Butler Bulldogs to a 15-0 record and the state championship.
He becomes Georgia's seventh verbal commitment, joining center David Andrews, athlete Devin Bowman, wide receiver Chris Conley, linebacker Amarlo Herrera, safety Corey Moore and athlete Chris Sanders.
UGASports attended LeMay's announcement and will have much more on this breaking news later.
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