Elusive WR Prospect Interested in Auburn

Comments from the Williamson High standout and a highlight video of the wide receiver are featured.

Mobile, Ala.--Quick and elusive, LaVoyd James was one of the top junior football players in south Alabama last fall and is hearing from a variety of major programs who are looking at him as a potential 2009 signee.

James says he caught 15 touchdown passes in 2007 and netted right at 1,000 receiving yards catching balls from talented 2007 senior quarterback Brandon Smith, who signed with Auburn and Jones Junior College in Mississippi, where he is a sign-to-place prospect for Auburn.

James attended Auburn's Junior Day in February with his junior teammate, defensive lineman Terrence Coleman, who is Auburn's first football verbal commitment for the 2009 signee class.

"The Junior Day visit went well," says James, who notes that he plans to return to Auburn later this year to attend a summer football camp. "I haven't taken any other visits yet," he adds.

At 5-10, 175 pounds with 4.45 speed and excellent hands, he was a major weapon for a Williamson High team that won 10 games last season.

Commenting on the best part of his game as a wideout, James says, "It is my speed and I catch a lot of balls." He notes that he spends plenty of extra practice catching passes from Smith, who put up big numbers as a QB this past season. "Brandon has a real good arm and he is really quick," James notes.

The wide receiver says he is getting mail from Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Southern Cal and others, but is still waiting on his first scholarship offer.

The Tigers and Vols are two programs of particular interest to James. "I like Tennessee because Tee Martin went there and he played for Williamson," the receiver says. "I like Auburn because Antonio Coleman plays there and he is from Williamson. Antonio is a good player for Auburn."

James, who notes that he has been on the honor roll for three straight grading periods, says he plans to attend a summer football camp at Mississippi State and this spring he will compete in the 100, 4x100 and long jump for the Williamson High Track and Field team.

The wide receiver, who bench presses 215 pounds, says his most memorable game as a junior came against Blount. "I played my heart out, but we lost though. We lost by four points. We moved the ball all of the way down the field, but got stopped on the one-yard line."

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