Pineville, N.C. — I’m now here at the Champion Christian Center in Pineville, N.C., where quarterback Christian LeMay is to make his college announcement at 6:30 p.m.
Christian just arrived with his parents, The Rev. Stacy and DeNae LeMay, and his not so little brother Uriah (a rising sophomore and future prospect as a wide recevier). Mr. LeMay, who used to be the team chaplain at Florida, showed up in a Gators’ shirt. But he’s changing before the show.
I beat them here by about an hour or so. A notoriously paranoid traveler, I left early in case I got lost or got caught in the almost-as-bad-as-Atlanta traffic of metro Charlotte. There were no snafus, so I came into the store-front church with friends and family here to set up for the big announcement.
I’m not going to give away any secrets here but based on the signing table set up outside the sanctuary, LeMay’s final three is in fact Georgia, Clemson and Texas A&M. A family member confirmed that observation. So a half-hour out, Notre Dame and Auburn appear to be the losers so far.
I’ll be posting a story just as quick as I can once Christian, the No. 2-quarterback in the country according to the recruiting analysts at Scout.com, makes his announcement public.
Meanwhile, here’s a few photos of the setup (before actual people showed up, and now there’s close to 100):