It’s transfer season in college football, and the Georgia Bulldogs aren’t immune to the process.
QB Christian LeMay plans to join Shaq Fluker & transfer to FCS school, Jacksonville State. LeMay (Charlotte NC) was the #5 ranked QB in 2011
— UGA Football News (@UGAfootballLive) December 23, 2013
According to multiple outlets (including ESPN.com), Mark Richt and company are about to endure the loss of two highly-touted recruits, as QB Christian LeMay and safety Shaquille Fluker are headed to Jacksonville State. It has been widely publicized for about a week that Fluker was headed out of town after missing the entire 2013 season, but LeMay is a new addition to the list of exiles.
LeMay was a very highly touted prospect, as most outlets had him as a top-10 (or even top-5) quarterback nationally in the class of 2011. However, he was unceremoniously buried on the depth chart in Athens, and when he was being passed by former walk-ons and incoming freshmen, it’s clear that LeMay wasn’t going to see any meaningful time in Athens.
In the case of Fluker, it’s a bigger loss in my opinion, despite the less famous name. He was a top-50 overall recruit last year coming out of junior college, and because of his talent level grouped with the position he plays (defensive back), the loss of Fluker is a hit to the depth on the back-end. The Georgia defense has struggled (to put it mildly) in recent months, and it’s never good to see good athletes flea the program.
Both guys are bound for an FCS (formerly 1-AA) program in Jacksonville State, presumably to play right away, so if you have any interest in keeping tabs on them, that’s where you’ll find both. Now, Mark Richt turns his attention back to the field, as bowl preparation is in full swing. Stay tuned.