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Thirteen offers and counting for LeMay

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Junior receiver Uriah LeMay of Matthews (N.C.) Butler averaged more than 20 yards per catch and gained 8.42 yards a rush in 2010.
But according to LeMay, he's a much better player today.
"It's mostly the mental aspects of the game [where he has improved]," LeMay said. "Coming in as a sophomore, I didn't grasp the full system. This year, [quarterback Riley Ferguson] and I are on the same page. Sometimes, we even tell things to the coaches and they're amazed with what we come up with."
LeMay's understanding of the offense isn't the only thing that's growing. So, too, is his offer list.
On Tuesday night, Tennessee became the latest to pull the trigger. To date, 13 schools have offered, said LeMay. That group has seven programs from the Southeastern conference, including Georgia, where Lemay's older brother Christian is a freshman quarterback.
Additionally, he is hearing from schools such as LSU, Oklahoma and Oregon.
Who is recruiting the 6-feet-1, 188-pound LeMay the hardest?
"I'd probably have to say FSU, Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee," LeMay said. "Mostly, I hear from them every day. I get on Facebook or go to the mail and there's an inspirational letter or something."
Thus far this fall, LeMay has attended the Georgia-Boise State and Auburn-Clemson games. At this point, he has no leaders, he said.
Through six games, LeMay is averaging 22 yards per reception. He has scored 13 touchdowns, including three via the rush.
He described his 2011 performance like this: "Not too bad. I'm always trying to improve on different things. I look at other players either ranked ahead of me or in another class, try to compare myself to them and see how I match up. There's always something I can work on to get better. I think my strengths are my ability to stretch the field as well as being able to use my size."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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