Ten@10: Christian LeMay expected to be admitted to UGA

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Sources at University of Georgia tell me that Christian LeMay’s academic and disciplinary situations have been thoroughly reviewed and he will be admitted to the school in January. Some details on the incident that resulted LeMay incurring a 40-day suspension from Butler High and some of the political fallout that resulted are revealed in this report in the Charlotte Observer. LeMay, a Georgia commitment since April, has decided instead not to return to Butler or play football his senior season. Instead he will complete his high school education in a “private setting” and enroll at UGA in January as planned, according to his father.

2. At least one columnist believes LeMay skipping his senior season was the right decision. Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer writes that transferring to another program to avoid the suspension and compete for another team would have made LeMay an “athletic mercenary.” And returning to Butler was not a reasonable option since it would have derailed his early-graduation plans because the classes he needed to take were not available at the alternative school he would have to attend for 30 to 40 days.

3. Move over LeBron James. James Wilder Jr.’s regionally-televised announcement late this afternoon in Tampa will be preceded by a 30-minute show produced by Bright House Sports Network entitled “James Wilder Jr.: The Decision.” The Tampa-based cable station will also carry Wilder’s announcement live.

4. Don’t forget Nick Waisome, generally considered the top cornerback prospect in Florida, will also choose between Florida, FSU and Georgia on Wednesday. At one point there was talk that the four-star prospect from Groveland, Fla., and Wilder might make their announcement together in Tampa.

5. Georgia Tech missed out on Salisbury, N.C., running back Romar Morris, who committed to North Carolina over the Yellow Jackets earlier this week. But they hope to make good on Thursday at 4 p.m. when Durham, N.C., quarterback Vad Lee announces his decision between Tech, N.C. State and Wake Forest.

6. Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox told me they didn’t see Cady Lalanne’s enrollment problems coming and were extremely disappointed the 6-foot-8 forward failed to clear the NCAA Clearinghouse. At that time last Friday, Fox didn’t know what Lalanne was going to do. Apparently Lalanne plans to enroll at UMass as a Prop 48 signee. That means Lalanne will be required to sit out his first year to acclimate academically, then will have four years eligibility remaining provided he is on track to graduate in the fourth year. UGA no longer accepts Prop 48 signees. Lalanne was unable to be reached for comment.

7. Georgia commitment Sterling Bailey of Gainesville’s East Hall High has accepted an invitation to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January. Baily (6-5, 252) had 13 tackles and two sacks while playing defensive end, defensive tackle and outside linebacker in East’s exhibition game against Chestatee this past weekend.

8. Rivals.com came out with its new national 100 list this week. It includes seven Georgians. The top-ranked player from the state is Thomas County Central DE Ray Drew at No. 18. The others are Carver-Columbus RB Isaiah Crowell (21), Monroe Area DE Stephon Tuitt (22), Valdosta TE Jay Rome (44), Grady ATH Damian Swann (50), East Hall DE Sterling Bailey (89) and Carver Columbus DT Gabriel Wright (96). Georgia commitment LeMay is at 71.

9. An elite recruit says Florida turned on him when he visited Florida State rather than attend the Gators’ Friday Night Lights camp as originally planned. Giorgio Newberry, a four-star defensive lineman from Ft. Pierce, Fla., said Florida coaching staff quit talking to him after he skipped their camp. “Urban Meyer and everyone and the whole coaching staff took offense,” Newberry told PBGamtime.com. “I couldn’t really do anything because I had an injury at the time so I just ended up only going to Florida State. They took it the wrong way. I’m still interested but they just stopped talking to me.”

10. THIS & THAT: Craig Haubert, a recruiting analyst for Scouts Inc. and ESPNU, ranks Georgia’s recruiting class so far No. 1 in the SEC’s Eastern Division. Haubert points out that the class features five ESPNU 150 prospects, a top-notch quarterback and addresses offensive line needs. Haubert ranks the rest of the East: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. . . .

Southwest DeKalb graduate Marcques Dixon failed to qualify for admission at Tennessee. Dixon could not be reached for comment but he is telling friends on his Facebook page he will make it to Knoxville in January. . . . Four-star safety Pat Martin of Greenville, S.C., committed this week to Tennessee over LSU, South Carolina and Oklahoma. . . . Linebacker Jordan Montgomery of Southlake High in Groveland, Fla., committed to South Carolina this week. . . . The Florida Gators got a commitment for their 2012 class from WR/DB Latroy Pittman of Marion, Fla., according to Scout.com.

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145 comments Add your comment

Tim Tebow's Tears

August 18th, 2010
10:34 am

GATOR CHOMP

August 18th, 2010
10:34 am

DawginLex

August 18th, 2010
10:34 am

first

and

first red panties post from our jealous nerd neighbors in 3.2.1

Sleeze

August 18th, 2010
10:35 am

1st?? Does it really matter?

TECH FAN

August 18th, 2010
10:40 am

It is amazing that Georgia can haul in elite recruiting classes/recruits even after mediocre years and constant underachievement. Yet Tech wins a conference championship and struggles to get big name recruits. Just shows Tech can do more with less and Georgia cant even succeed with the “best”.

Really, Little Brothers, Really....

August 18th, 2010
10:41 am

The more rival fans post on our blogs the better we look! GO DAWGS!!!

GT!

August 18th, 2010
10:45 am

DawginLex , just like every other typical UGA loser thinking he’s “first”… only to come up short.

tom

August 18th, 2010
10:45 am

Hey Tech Fan, UGA had been in ACC since 2001, they probably would have 5 conference championships. Our recruits seem to do pretty well against yall, Virginia Tech, Clemson, FSU. Richt’s record is pretty good vs. that conference. Such is life in the SEC East.

Asheville Dawg

August 18th, 2010
10:46 am

Hope this thing LeMay works out.

Vick=Dog killing thug

August 18th, 2010
10:46 am

It’s funny how tek fans like TECH FAN are so obsessed with UGA and there is nothing amazing about GT

TECH FAN

August 18th, 2010
10:56 am

Calm down, calm down. I understand that all these years of disappointment have put you DAWG FANS on edge. I am sure that all these blue chip prospect will pay off one day.

#2 Bama Fan

August 18th, 2010
11:00 am

With all the talent in Georgia Rivals.com should give a 5 star for Ray Drew or the Crowell kid!!
Alabama has 2 5 stars players on the Rivals list and of course they play on defense!! RTR

Sven Ottke

August 18th, 2010
11:02 am

Uh guys, this is a College Recruting blog, not a UGa blog, so get over yourselves.
Of couse UGa is going to let LeMay in school. He’s a bigtime recruit. This same event occurred for a 3 star athlete a few years ago and UGa didn’t let him in. The LeMay kid is the purported #3 QB in the nation. Do you think Coach Richt is going to let that slide by? The tail wags the dog in Athens baby. And Chip, thanks for taking me off probation so I can respond. I tried to “get back to you” on the Photo-gate issue but you denied my privledges. So petty.

Hey, Tech Fan

August 18th, 2010
11:04 am

Yes UGA had a down year but was still able to squash the bugs. gt plays in a very weak conference which isn’t as attractive as playing in the S.E.C. But the main reason top recruits don’t want to play at the joke by the coke is documented in this link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEdkLVzHUO4

blazer

August 18th, 2010
11:06 am

what the h is a private setting??

LowCountryDawg07

August 18th, 2010
11:08 am

TECH FAN

That is because you play in the ACC

DawginOH

August 18th, 2010
11:08 am

Stay classy, GT Baby.

BigTimeTECHFan

August 18th, 2010
11:09 am

I have Tech’s recuiting class rated no 1 in the country.
If the sign with Tech they get 5 stars, all others get unranked.

Hope Tech get’s Vad Lee

BigTimeTECHFan

August 18th, 2010
11:09 am

get’s = gets

I will define under achievement

August 18th, 2010
11:11 am

Two major bowl bids in 43 years is a definitive indication of a team’s football power worthiness. Urange in 1967 and a LOSS and Urange Bowl in 2009 and another humiliating loss to slow white farm boys.

Take UGA, they have been to the Sugar Bowl a three times in the last 9 years and won it twice. Once, they ended up # 2 at year’s end. They have also been to the Capitol One Bowl twice and WON and the Outback and WON in this same period. They spooted VATECh about 28 points and then ended up pistol whiping that ACC team in the Chic Fil A, a few years back. UGA also slaughtered Texas A&M in the Independence Bowl. A&M has a loooooooong history of being a football power, unlike all of the ACC teams.

UGA is the only school to have won 8 or more games runing now 13 years. That is simply amazing, as that record DOES INCLUDE two UGA H coaches in this time period. This seaosn that record will extend to 14 years.

Two bowls since 1967 ( Urange Bowls ) do not make a program. Not having won a bowl in years and years is also the definition of a losing program ……….given the sad lil bolws that they have been to.

ESPN rated UGA as “one of the elite schools” in context of their ESPN tv commentary on the AD transition there. They said that “UGA is up there with only Texas, Florida and maybe Ohio State” as far as their overall facilities, fan support and MONEY. Another amazing stat, since UGA is the only one of the other elites w.o. a NC recently.

Go Dogs and you haters …………….keep on hating UGA, cause we grads love it.

Pago Pago DAWG

August 18th, 2010
11:11 am

We know, UGA always gets a TOP TEN recruiting class but nothing happens.

Greenville Dawg...

August 18th, 2010
11:13 am

Enter your comments here

Worm

August 18th, 2010
11:15 am

Vad Lee looks like NC. State.

DawginLex

August 18th, 2010
11:16 am

GT!,

Just like every GT nerd. You think the world revolves around you and your pathetic bunch of engineering bugs.-IT DOESN’T

You are obsessed with all things about UGA.

You dream of actually seeing a pair of red panties on a girl and then having that same girl give you the honor of removing the panties. Too bad it is only in your dreams.

Greenville Dawg...

August 18th, 2010
11:17 am

James Wilder Jr. Allow me to be the first to welcome You to the BULLDAWG NATION!!! It’s Great to be a DAWG!!!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 18th, 2010
11:17 am

Wilder Jr would be a solid pickup and plus i don’t foresee Crowell coming here regardless. Hopefully LeMay can work hard with his trainer and be in top shape, along with his academics, when he arrives at UGA in January.

Academically_Challenging_Conference

August 18th, 2010
11:22 am

Sounds like Richt is putting together a nice TEAM ME up in Athens…

How2fish

August 18th, 2010
11:22 am

TECH FAN we think they work out pretty good for say the last 9 years…man your easy !

Academically Challenging Conference

August 18th, 2010
11:23 am

Looks like Richt is putting together a nice TEAM ME up in Athens…

66DAWGnNC

August 18th, 2010
11:24 am

Tech Fan writes, “It is amazing that Georgia can haul in elite recruiting classes/recruits even after mediocre years and constant underachievement. Yet Tech wins a conference championship and struggles to get big name recruits. Just shows Tech can do more with less and Georgia cant even succeed with the “best”.

As Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend!” If I remember correctly my “underachieving” DAWGS dominated your Almost Competitive Conference champion. Oh, you say, the score was only 30-24. You are correct. But if you look at the stats your sorry Jackets were run over, run around, and run through that night to the tune of 330+ rushing yards to around 100 or so for you guys. Take away a 3 yd out pattern and a missed tackle for an 80 yd TD and you guys had nothing. You were totally dominated in ALL phases of the game by a mediocre, lower level, underachieving Dawg team, to put it in your words. Also, your runner-up, Clemson, was handled by another lower tier SEC East team in South Carolina. Now “splain that one to me Luchie.” So, before you get on here and begin to spout of your superiority with less, you better think it through. Yes, maybe you do alright in your Alltime Crappy Conference, but historically, how do you fare against the SEC? And by the way, how did that BCS bowl game work out? I seem to have misplaced my stat sheet on that one.

8 out of 9 is still mighty fine. Soon it will be 9 out of 10 and you guys will not want to do it again.

GO DAWGS!! THWGT!!!

Flo-Ri-Duh!

August 18th, 2010
11:28 am

Tech would not have won the SEC championship last year or even made the SEC champ game if they were in the SEC… they are where they belong the ACC.. That is not to say that the ACC doesn’t have good teams. The SEC has just been better but that could change over time – I doubt it!

Score Check

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

Good thing President Clinton didn’t get caught at Butler High School with Monica.

If the American public was able to forgive Clinton surely the UGA haters could do the same for LeMay.

Oh that’s right I forgot the UGA haters obsessed with the Dawgs only now how to do one thing. Hate on losers!

GT Alum

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

The more rival fans post on our blogs the better we look! GO DAWGS!!!

Umm, this is a recruiting blog, not just a UGA blog. There’s even some Tech-related content in this post. Besides, we all know UGA fans never post on the Tech blog.

GeoffDawg

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

If it’s not too late for the mailbag, I’d be intested in knowing the leanings of the non-committed Rivals’ Top 100 players from Georgia.

Burdell

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

I think Vad Lee is going to stay home and play at NCSU. He would definitely be a nice addition at Tech but Synjyn Days sure looked good at the scrimmage on Saturday. Nice build for a true freshman and he throws a sweet ball…tight spiral with plenty of zip.

dogfish

August 18th, 2010
11:31 am

2001 to 2005, UGA played for 3 SEC titles and won 2. 2006 to 2009 UGA played for 1 and won 0.
2001 to 2005 we had defense. 2006 to 2009 we didn’t.

Slam UGA all you want, it’s not going to matter. With Grantham coaching defense now, the return of UGA to the elite is inevitable.

We welcome any and all recruits who want to be part of this.

GO Dawgs!

Score Check

August 18th, 2010
11:32 am

Ok haters now jump on me for fat fingering the word “know”

dog daze

August 18th, 2010
11:34 am

If lemay is happy in the 11th grade, what will happen in the target-rich uga? Is his father registered as an agent?

Burdell

August 18th, 2010
11:34 am

“The SEC has just been better but that could change over time – I doubt it!”

Right…that is what NBC thought about ND back in the 90s. Change is inevitable…constant flux.

Bruce Mac

August 18th, 2010
11:34 am

Tech Fan and all you other jealous idiots. If I lost 8 out of 9 times to my main rival, I would keep my mouth shut when it came to their business. Of course you win in your High School conference, what does that have to do with anything of importance.

JP

August 18th, 2010
11:34 am

Sorry Dawgs, regardless of what has been reported, JWJ will be a Nole.

GT Alum

August 18th, 2010
11:37 am

Not much new in the LeMay article that couldn’t have been inferred from his father’s announcement about what the incident wasn’t. Sounds like this was consensual, so just poor judgement, especially with regard to where and when. Seems like a lot of people just used this situation as an opportunity to pile on the Dawgs. If there hadn’t been so many arrests of players in the program (not to mention an incident involving a recruit Dawg fans were very upset not to get), Mr. LeMay’s issue probably wouldn’t have been such a point of criticism.

GT Alum

August 18th, 2010
11:41 am

Wonder if Wilder will experience any LeBron-esque blowback from his decision hoopla.

hap

August 18th, 2010
11:41 am

i’m tired of all the ignorant tech fans spouting off that uga underachieves with it’s recruits. the fact is if georgia has a top 5 or top 10 class like it has during most of richt’s tenure it’s usually still the 3rd 4th or 5th best class in the SEC. the fact that we have 2 SEC championships in that span and dominate GT shows that we are doing about right or even overachieving in the SEC and putting the weak ACC in their place as we should.

LeMay I or LeMay I not ?

August 18th, 2010
11:44 am

Im ready to party at the UGA…. Wheres Damon?

T3

August 18th, 2010
11:45 am

Doesnt seem likely that Wilder would have
a “press conference” in Tampa, if he was headed to GeorgiE.

Just seems like he’s staying in-state, likely headed to F$U.

Douglas

August 18th, 2010
11:50 am

Did you see in the Athens paper that UT is dropping UNC from its football schedule and will buy it out for $750,000? Why drop UNC? Mike Hamilton the AD said it’s tough playing a BCS team when you are rebuilding. Now is that a wimp or what? What does that say to the players who are on the team? We don’t have confidence in your ability.

another strike for UGA

August 18th, 2010
11:51 am

Sorry dog fans Wilder has changed his mind once again… he’s a nole !

How2fish

August 18th, 2010
11:52 am

T3 I agree he looks to be stating in state to me.

Douglas

August 18th, 2010
11:52 am

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