- David Ching, SEC reporter
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A source told ESPN.com on Monday that Georgia granted releases to both players and that Jacksonville State has agreed to sign the two Bulldogs.
LeMay, whose brother Uriah is a freshman receiver at Georgia, was a highly recruited prospect when he signed with Georgia in 2011. The Matthews, N.C., native was ESPN's No. 100 overall prospect and No. 5 quarterback -- sandwiched between Ohio State's Braxton Miller and UCLA's Brett Hundley, and four spots ahead of Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater -- when he joined the Bulldogs' "Dream Team" recruiting class as an early enrollee that January.
However, he actually fell on Georgia's depth chart this season after playing for the first time last fall. LeMay started the 2012 season as Aaron Murray's primary backup in order to allow Hutson Mason to redshirt. LeMay played in three of the first four games that fall but lost ground to walk-on Parker Welch after losing a fumble and throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown in mop-up duty against Florida Atlantic.
Welch was the first backup to enter games behind Murray from that point on in 2012, and Mason and Faton Bauta both ranked ahead of redshirt sophomore LeMay in the pecking order this season. He missed at least two practices last week while coaches said he was dealing with a "personal matter" and rumors began to circulate that he was preparing to transfer, although he returned to practice at the end of the week.
Fluker already announced plans to transfer last week after sitting out the entire 2013 season with medical issues. He was the No. 36 overall prospect and No. 2 safety on ESPN's Junior College 100 when he signed with the Bulldogs in February.
Both players should have two seasons of eligibility remaining when they enroll at Jacksonville State.
Quarterback Christian LeMay and safety Shaquille Fluker both intend to transfer from Georgia and enroll at Jacksonville State for the 2014 season.A source told ESPN.