Ray Drew’s Facebook exchange with Christian LeMay sets fans a-Twitter

This is a picture of Ray Drew and Christian LeMay on Drew's Facebook page.

This is a picture of Ray Drew and Christian LeMay on Drew's Facebook page.

By now, most “recruitniks” have heard about the banter between five-star prospects Ray Drew and Christian LeMay on Facebook. If not, I’ll offer a quick review.

At 10:15 Monday night, Drew posted the following message on his Facebook status: “Love ya Lemay, but I’m like a bull. I hate red and when I see you on the opposing sideline, I’m comin to get ya.”

LeMay, a quarterback from Matthews, N.C., and midyear enrollee at UGA, responded: “hahahah wow bro bro hurtful words :/ go dawgs :>”

Here you should know Drew and LeMay have become close friends during the recruiting process. They talk often and have actually spent time in each others’ homes.

So Drew on Facebook again: “I tried to get you to come with me but noooooo. You just had to go from butler dog to uga dog. It’s all good though, when I see that red and black, my motor will be revved up, and I’m gonna plant my face mask in your numbers. Pick you up, dust you off, say God bless you, but don’t take it personal because I will be back. Haha.”

LeMay retorted: “hahahahaha wo dude ima get in da weight room really hard now man dang bro thats rough :/ u c dis uga fans this how he guna do us :/ hahahah and i will b all da way turned up to get atcha to bro :> GO DAWGS”

Ah, the wonders of social media!

Of course, there were comments aplenty from others amid this exchange, which simultaneously set ablaze fan forums and team chatrooms everywhere on the World Wide Web.

Georgia fans were left to think their school had been eliminated. Auburn fans read it as the AJC Super 11 defensive end from Thomasville is coming their way. But so did the LSU and Tennessee faithful, who also remain in the hunt.

I gave Drew a call to see what it all meant.

“I read your Facebook message to LeMay. Should I remove Georgia from your lists of finalists,” I asked?

“I don’t know if you should or not,” he said, laughing.

“Based on your remarks, it sounds like you’ve eliminated the Dogs,” I asserted.

“It doesn’t mean that,” Drew said.

“What does it mean,” I asked?

“I don’t know,” he said, still chuckling. “It’s hard to explain.”

It’s important to note that Drew was laughing to varying degrees throughout this exchange. And he recounted to me how he recently read a recruiting update on the nation’s top targets which, to his delight, said of him: “The hardest recruit to get a read on.” So you get the idea what you’re dealing with here.

Drew went on to tell me that he’s still “looking into a lot of stuff” and is not ready to make a final decision. It still may not come until National Signing (Feb. 2) or possibly thereafter. Or before, he said.

Drew did offer that his final five remains Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee, “for right now.”

He’s already made official visits to Auburn, Georgia and LSU and has one scheduled for Clemson on Jan. 22. Scheduling conflicts may prevent him ever making an official visit to UT “unless I can move some things around.” Florida’s not dead in the water out of it (I’m going to leave it at that). He leaves for San Antonio and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Jan. 8, NBC) on Sunday.

So, as you can see, Drew remains a tough cat to read. Did I say “cat?” Uh-oh.

College Recruiting By Chip Towers

98 comments Add your comment

johnny too good

December 29th, 2010
5:11 pm

lol how do ya’ll find this stufff? how does it get out?

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThatsJohnAnderson

johnny too good

December 29th, 2010
5:12 pm

how do u get access to a recruit’s facebook messages?

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThatsJohnAnderson

Brooksdawg

December 29th, 2010
5:13 pm

Just do what you know is right….be a DAWG

GTfan2011

December 29th, 2010
5:17 pm

What happened to FSU? I thought naganole was convinced Ray Drew was coming there. Now FSU’s not even in the top 5?!?!?

K Conley

December 29th, 2010
5:23 pm

I don’t think that Ray Drew knows where he wants to go. My opinion of him is that he has truly taken this whole process without any seriousness. It’s to be expected from 17 and 18 year old kids, however, I did believe that he was more mature than most up until this little episode. Lowndes, can you chime in and give us something ?

Get a life!

December 29th, 2010
5:24 pm

Get iver yourselves leghumpers he won’t be attending your correctional facility!

Sandman053

December 29th, 2010
5:25 pm

Well looks like he is enjoying himself. Do the right thing and stay in state. Go Dawgs!

Sandman053

December 29th, 2010
5:26 pm

Chip any word on Jenkins? How are with his future?

Dawg Tired

December 29th, 2010
5:27 pm

Go after the ones who want to be a Dawg!! To heck with the prima donnas.

Get a life!

December 29th, 2010
5:28 pm

Go Tech!!!!!

cadawg

December 29th, 2010
5:28 pm

it sure doesn’t sound good, but color me uninterested in anything he does until NSD. one way or another, he’s obviously trying to get a rise out of dawg fans. i’m not biting. go dawgs!

johnny too good

December 29th, 2010
5:31 pm

I think he and Lemay are just playin around at the expense of fans and bloggers who follow this recruiting thing a lil too closely lol

http://www.youtube.com/user/ThatsJohnAnderson

naganole

December 29th, 2010
5:34 pm

@GTFan2011 I was wrong. He’s going to UGA, unless Richt is fired between now and NSD…

H-Town Dawg

December 29th, 2010
5:35 pm

I know we still have a shot with this kid. Both are great guys and they will be great players as well. The whole city is “Red and Black” with the Falcons, so let’s be proud of the “Red and Black” with our Dogs. It’s recruiting season and i can’t wait to see what new guys step up and say, i’m riding with the “Red and Black”. Win the bowl and get more recruits.GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE NEED YOU RAY DREW

roughrider

December 29th, 2010
5:36 pm

I would not hold a scholarship for him.

dawgster

December 29th, 2010
5:37 pm

Well he’s playing everyone for a fool or just having fun…I’m also like alot of others on here that are tired of the its about me stuff, but he has the right to do as he pleases, the only one he has to satisfy is himself…If he becomes a dawg, i will welcome him, but if he chooses differently then we have to wish him the best…I still think he is playing games, and i truly believe he knows where he will sign…I think too much will be made of this, but i guess its interesting at this time of the year…go dawgs

Worm

December 29th, 2010
5:39 pm

He’s a noted prankster-My money’s on the dawgs!

RRTDawgs

December 29th, 2010
5:46 pm

Glad to here naganole that’s what best friends do he was probably meant during spring practice and LeMay will be a red shirt joking saying i hate red shirts .

Moonpie

December 29th, 2010
5:50 pm

Dont be surprised to see Drew do a 180 and sign with UGA . Alot of recruits become friends and tend to lean towards attending the same schools. Alot of recruits followed Tebow to UF.

South GA Dawg

December 29th, 2010
6:01 pm

Why cant they be proud of their school and make a decision. It really hurts the college not knowing what players will sign. Fun is fun but they can cost a lot coachs their jobs.

Huntsville Dog

December 29th, 2010
6:08 pm

South GA Dawg. Are you sure the coaches don’t know?

Bugs Bunny

December 29th, 2010
6:14 pm

This is silly crap. It is not sportswriting.

JRW7

December 29th, 2010
6:18 pm

If he doesn”t WANT to be a UGA DAWG, let him go elsewhere! We only want PLAYERS who really want to play for UGA!!!!!

pete

December 29th, 2010
6:32 pm

Would be nice if these guys could actually use correct english.

bro

December 29th, 2010
6:52 pm

do dat mo fo lak u

jerry

December 29th, 2010
6:54 pm

Mr. Drew: I don’t give a big rat’s ass where you go.

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RRTDawgs

December 29th, 2010
6:57 pm

Naganole are sure he will be a dawg its hard to tell now if he is a UGA lean or Auburn lean do the coaches no something we don’t i just hope LeMay & Drew were joking .

well, good luck young man

December 29th, 2010
7:16 pm

We at UGA have kids every year that are all world and then later on, they do not pan out. Others, like Green and Pollack and Sean Jones and Drew Butler, Terry Hogue, do very, very well. Who knows with these kids?? UGA did have many years ago a higly regarded big running back from Peach County and he did nothing at UGA and in fact, really did not play. He spent about 4 or 5 years in the CIncy Bengals organization as one of their go to backs.

Who knows?? Good luck to Mr. Drew one way or another. This is not life and death folks.

Go Dogs.

PS still guffawing about CPJ and GT AGAIN trying to win by throwing the pigskin. GT’s # 15 Earls has board hands.

How does GT with the number one rushing offense and the D that every day practiced against it, LOSE to the # 2 Triple Option at AF??? Answer ………………AF HAS A COACH AND A QB THAT CAN THROW THE BALL> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHhahahahahaAHHHHHHHHHHHAAA

David

December 29th, 2010
7:31 pm

Ray, you will play early and start at UGA. That will be your best move to turn pro in three years. The rest of those school will play you in there mix. Georgia defensive needs major recruits, NOW!!!

SeanintheRado

December 29th, 2010
7:33 pm

Let him have his fun… This decision isn’t about you, me, or anyone except him and his family. It’s gotta be a stressful decision and I’ m sure once you realize where you’re gonna go you’re gonna have fun with it. I’m more tired of some of these people who blog and write things they have zero clue about. It’s just flat out sad. Go Dawgs

Cuz

December 29th, 2010
7:36 pm

Probably messing with folks that live and die by recruiting.

Sorry Chip, not a dig at you.

RRTDawgs

December 29th, 2010
7:42 pm

It gets crazy close to NSD remember everyone said Lattimore was going to Auburn and shocked everybody and chose SC these kids are looking for attention so what these kids say don’t mean anything .

Valdosta Cat

December 29th, 2010
7:48 pm

I’m more impressed with recruits who have a sincere desire to be a DAWG. Since he has’nt decided by now, he probably will go somewhere else. We will do fine w/o him. Go DAWGS!!!!!!!!

layinlow

December 29th, 2010
7:51 pm

So many of these ballyhooed recruits never amount to anything so why bother with all the hand wringing. Give me some hardworking kids who dream of playing for the University of Georgia. History has proven that a lot of players who turn out great are kids who came in as so called 3 star recruits. Just look at last years class. Three of the most impressive players thus far were all three stars- Gates, Mason, and Bennent. Ogletree was the only player with 4 or more stars to have made an impact. I’m sure the coaches are working hard to do their best and we get who we get.

still a dawg fan

December 29th, 2010
8:17 pm

I’m tired of these 5 star recruits who very self centered & usually don’t amount to much. It’s always me-me-me-me when it should be TEAM-TEAM-TEAM.

UGA What What

December 29th, 2010
8:21 pm

Sounds like he is blowing smoke up every ones rear. Looks like he is leaning tward an SEC school.

twest

December 29th, 2010
8:38 pm

Hey Chip what about that stud recruit out of Kentucky? Mike Bray or is it Mack Brodley no no it’s Mark Bradley yeah! We gotta have him!!!!

The Sham

December 29th, 2010
8:40 pm

@Chip – God Bless you for what you do. Trying to keep a pulse on all these personalities is much harder than all of us nugget-thirsty football fans can appreciate… until we read a story like this. It must be like herding cats!

Anyone remember Marcus Stroud? All I remember was that he p!$$#d Steve Spurrier off. Did he do something similar?

godogs365

December 29th, 2010
8:42 pm

Man you guys need to really relax let this young man enjoy this once in a lifetime situation. He is preparing to make one of the biggest decisions in HIS life not mine or yours but HIS. What the big deal if two friends share an inside joke you people really need to get your life together. As shady as the majority of you so called uga fans are all you are going to do is point fingers and talk bad about these guys once things dont go according to YOUR plan! Enjoy this time and make the best choice for YOU and YOUR family!

iknowgeorgia footbal

December 29th, 2010
8:47 pm

Typically i don’t read anything at all into any chatter about ‘he said this and that on this social network.” But this one, we all have to admit, is pretty interesting at least. Well, on hand, this can be a ploy on the part of r. drew–knowing that such an exchange with lemay would receive plenty of attention. On the hand, his words might have been hinting at something dog fans definitely would have a hard time swallowing. So which is which? Well his remarks, “its hard to explain” is interesting to look at.

I know one thing………..These ‘i’m all about god’ athletes are so theatrical.

FRED

December 29th, 2010
8:50 pm

WE WILL NOT GET THIS CALIBUR OF TALENT AS LONG AS CMR IS OUR COACH. WHY SHOUD THIS KID COME TO UGA ? SO HE CAN BE PART OF A 6/6 TEAM OR MAYBE AN 8/4 TEAM. COME ON BOYS WISE UP GREAT TALENT WANTS TO WIN. I WOULD BET YOU AJ GREEN WOULD NOT SIGN TODAY IF HE HAD IT TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN.

Tdawg

December 29th, 2010
8:50 pm

Has anyone really taken a close look at this kids stats. They are pretty pathetic for such a highly reguarded player. Don’t give me that they ran away or doubled teamed him crap. Northside Warner Robins donimated him and my guess is that they are not the only team to do so. Looking at his stats I’d day several teams made him a non factor. I say that mr Drew is way over rated. Could be that he has the talent but not the mean streak that it takes to be a top notch DE? If he decides in the end to come to Georgia which I have to think that he’s out of here then I’d hope that he is as good as advertised, but I been keeping a eye on this guy and to tell the truth I just don’t see it.

He has Auburn in his top five. Wonder what kind of money his pa is expecting from the eagles. If Auburn ain’t on probation before the football school year comes around then the NCAA is a joke.

Tennessee, you’ve got to be kidding me. Only if his grades are in question.

Clemson, I could see this. I mean that would make sense. It is a weaker conference so that may be a good fit.

LSU makes no sense so that is where he will probably end up at. Well where ever he goes I do wish him luck. Just don’t see where he rates 5 stars, maybe 3 stars.

RRTDawgs

December 29th, 2010
8:51 pm

Goddogs365 i agree LeMay and Drew are close friends and that is what friends do is talk smack to each and kid around we need to relax and not take this stuff seriously . Hey naganole do have anything new with this situation .

The Sham

December 29th, 2010
9:06 pm

Tomorrow’s Ten@10 will be titled…Bulldogs anxious with no new Ten@10 in 14 days.

gt4ever

December 29th, 2010
9:10 pm

The real question should be, which one can speak the english language…. I can make one out, but the other is very challenged….. Just sayin, perfect SEC football players…

1eyedJack

December 29th, 2010
9:19 pm

It’s all part of the plan.

poopdawg

December 29th, 2010
9:20 pm

gt4, Eddie Lee Ivory . They teach the english language at GT?

1eyedJack

December 29th, 2010
9:23 pm

“Knock yourself a pro slick. Gray matter back got perform’ us’ down I take TCBin, man’.”

Stringzs

December 29th, 2010
9:31 pm

This is my first (and possibly last) comment here but Ray Drew is 100% a dawg. No doubt about that. He is also a very good kid who is having fun and there is nothing wrong with that. This UGA class will be EPIC, probably the best ever signed by CMR, so enjoy the process and support the UGA prospects/commits. Ray is really one of the good guys so let’s show him some support/love.
Peace.