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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Dawgs Snapshot 2013: WR Uriah LeMay

By Radi Nabulsi

To gear up for 2013 national signing day, DawgNation's Radi Nabulsi is breaking down every commitment in the Bulldogs' 2013 recruiting class.

Vitals: Wide receiver Uriah LeMay, Matthews, N.C./Butler | 6-foot-2, 197 pounds

Committed: June 1, 2012

ESPN.com grade: 82. Four-star prospect.

ESPN.com rankings: No. 250 in ESPN 300, No. 38 wide receiver, No. 117 in Southeast region, No. 9 in North Carolina

Picked Georgia over: LSU, Oklahoma, Florida State, Michigan, Clemson and others.

State of the position: The Bulldogs will lose two of their top receivers in Tavarres King and Marlon Brown to graduation. The returning wideouts are quite talented, though. Malcolm Mitchell led all receivers in catches during the regular season and could again next year if he remains on offense. Michael Bennett is expected to return after an ACL injury, and Chris Conley came on strong at the end of this past season. Rantavious Wooten will be the only senior and is coming off of his most productive season so far. Look for track star Justin Scott-Wesley to get more than the three receptions he had this year and for Blake Tibbs to make his debut after a redshirt season.

Pros: “He's a fearless inside route runner who runs through tacklers, rarely goes down on initial contact and fights for extra yards. He is tough to bring down at the high school level. He catches the ball well -- he just plucks it out of the air -- and uses his hands in traffic. He's not a burner but has good enough game speed to be a factor deep. He's more powerful and explosive than quick with his feet.” -- ESPN scouting report

Cons: “He does not have great stop and start ability and can take a few steps to get going. He's inconsistent in and out of his cuts and while he shows ability for a big receiver to break sharp and quickly, at times he has to gather and goes into the route too high.” -- ESPN scouting report

Similar to/potential role: Chris Conley. Lemay is a big target with great hands, and he knows how to fight for the ball, but he is not the break-away receiver that Mitchell is. He isn’t going to make cuts with the ball in his hands, but he will quickly get downfield like Conley. LeMay uses his size well, is physical and does great on inside and outside routes. He is the type of player that can really do well on the out routes if you can put the ball to his outside shoulder.

Expected impact: 2014. Georgia returns a talented receiving corps, and it will be tough to break into the two-deep next fall. LeMay does bring some much needed size, and Aaron Murray does spread the ball around a lot, but with three experienced juniors, a senior and juco transfer Jonathon Rumph enrolling early, 2014 is a more likely estimate.