Most of the country is still in practice mode, but plenty of high schools have already kicked off their football seasons. One player who will be very high on Florida’s board next year that has started his season is 2011 quarterback Christian LeMay. His father Stacy was the Gators’ chaplain for two years when Urban Meyer arrived, but left to start a church in Charlotte, N.C.
Christian, who threw for 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore at Matthews, N.C., Butler, enters the season as one of the top junior prospects in the country. He’s already got a handful of offers from some of the top teams in the country, including Florida.
Friday, Christian led the Butler Bulldogs to a 35-14 win over Winston-Salem’s Mt. Tabor. Known for his arm more than his feet, the pro-style quarterback’s only score on the night came when he scampered 35 yards after keeping an option in the third quarter.
Hampton off the board?
Cornerback commitment Victor Hampton took the time this weekend to visit Tennessee to watch the Vols scrimmage. Ever since he transferred from Charlotte, Independence to Darlington, S.C., rumors have swelled that Hampton’s pledge might not be as solid anymore.
After speaking to a reliable source this weekend, it looks like Hampton could be off Florida’s board. The problem is that nothing can be made official until Hampton says himself that Florida is no longer recruiting him. His phone has been messed up for a while, so getting a hold of him has been a chore.
Hampton and his former coaches both have said that Hampton’s decision was highly based on what his coaches wanted for him, though Hampton said after Friday Night Lights that he was still solidly committed to the Gators.
This could make recruiting Ft. Lauderdale, St. Thomas Aquinas corner Cody Riggs much easier for Florida.
Dunkley talks visits
Pahokee wide receiver Chris Dunkley was on campus this weekend and told Scout.com that he’s planning to take official visits to Tennessee, USC, Georgia, West Virginia and Florida.
He and UT receiver Nu’Keese Richardson are good friends, which is a reason why he’s headed up there. Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin will surely be putting the heat on him when he visits.
Dunkley’s headed to Georgia for the LSU game.
West Virginia was his first offer, so he’s honoring that by visiting.
Of course he likes USC. Who doesn’t?
He has yet to say when he’ll officially visit Florida, but he said he’ll be in Gainesville for the Tennessee game for sure.
Dunkley is also on track to enroll early.