‘Ahead of the game,’ LeMay signs with Aggies

Mar. 24, 2013 @ 12:44 AM

Shaq LeMay is bound for Greensboro after a season of prep football at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

The former four-sport Southern Vance athlete signed Wednesday to play at North Carolina A&T in the fall.

The Aggies finished third a season ago in the MEAC of the FCS, formerly Division I-AA, under head coach Rod Broadway.

LeMay said Broadway and Aggie assistant coach Trei Oliver were instrumental in his recruitment.

“It’s a dream,” said LeMay. “I always wanted to play Division I football. And it came true.”

LeMay expects to line up at either free safety or the athlete position on offense, playing both receiver and running back.

LeMay had plenty of competition at Fork Union, which finished the season 10-2 including a nationally-televised loss to Hermitage High School of Richmond, Va.

Fork Union routinely produces FBS (Division I-A) players. The team’s quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, is headed to Penn State next season and was offered scholarships by Alabama, Florida and South Carolina among other schools, according to ESPN.

Many Fork Union players have already committed to a school by the time they reach campus.

“When I came to Fork Union, I wasn’t signed to go anywhere,” said LeMay, “so I had to work hard to get here. It was really competitive.”

LeMay said he’s ready for the next level. He’s currently taking classes at Vance-Granville and will begin summer school at N.C. A&T in May.

“I think I’m prepared for it since I played at Fork Union, playing against guys that are nationally ranked,” said LeMay. “I think I’ll be ahead of the game.”

The Aggies open the season in Boone against Appalachian State and host Elon the following week for the home opener.

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