"He's very versatile and he's just such a difficult matchup, because he's so bad and he's so strong," Butler head coach Brian Hales said. "He's tough for a DB to handle. And then if you get to the point where you have a linebacker on him, he's tough to cover."
LeMay began his career at safety as a sophomore, but eventually moved to the H-back position in Butler's offense (hybrid wide receiver/running back) where he quickly emerged as a star that season, catching 30 passes for 602 yards and eight touchdowns and rushing for 350 yards and four scores.
"One play he might be split out," Hales said. "One play he might be in tight running a sweep as a wing back. He has to run inside and run outside. He has the toughest job in our offense, because he has the most stuff he has to learn."
As a junior, Lemay had 43 catches for 842 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also rushed 38 times for 397 yards and five touchdowns.
Over two dozen schools have offered LeMay, including Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. He credits the recruitment of his older brother, Christian, for the acceleration of his recruitment.
"Going around with him, going to a bunch of campuses, and getting to showcase what talent I did have back then definitely got my name out sooner," LeMay said. "That's the one thing people are starting to notice when you get later on down the road in the process – it's the earlier you get your name out the better."
LeMay also benefited from watching his brother go through the process.
"Following around with Christian and just talking to him after a visit and just seeing the pros and cons about a university helped me," LeMay said. "We are looking for some of the same things in a college."
Although both LeMay brothers desire similar characteristics in a school, Uriah isn't a lock to follow Christian to Georgia.
"We haven't really discussed that much lately," LeMay said. "But in the past, we discussed playing with each other. We had a chance to do it here [at Butler] and it was really fun. We'll have to see how that works out with everything that goes on with this process."
With that said, LeMay doesn't claim any favorite schools.
"I don't really have a lot of schools that I would say ‘stick out,'" LeMay said. "Some of the ones that are showing a lot of interest are Alabama, LSU, Virginia Tech, and Louisville."
Furthermore, LeMay isn't in a rush to make a decision.
"I'm not really planning to attack it as early as people expect," LeMay said. "My brother had to commit early because he was a quarterback. I'm probably going to wait and see how this season goes."
Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, UNC, NC State, and Virginia Tech are among the schools he has visited.
LeMay's father was Florida's team chaplain during the Urban Meyer era. Thus, Uriah grew up in Gainesville… In 2008, LeMay helped his summer team, the Mint Hill Mountaineers, win a national youth championship… Also in 2008, LeMay played in the 14-and under Under Armour All-American Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl… Besides LeMay's older brother, a number of Butler alums have continued their football careers on the Division I-A level, including Kris Frost (Auburn), Hawatha Bell (UNC), Spencer Adams (Clemson), Robert Blanton (Notre Dame), Jarrett Boykin (Virginia Tech), E.J. Whitley (Virginia Tech), and Ryan Houston (UNC).