Visit And Commitment A '10' For James

Wide receiver commitment LaVoyd James talks visit and gives his thoughts on Auburn's coaching staff.

Mobile, Ala.--LaVoyd James was in attendance Tuesday night to see Gus Malzahn's final game at Tulsa as the Golden Hurricane put up huge offensive numbers in a 45-13 win over Ball State. Friday he was in Auburn for his official visit to talk with Malzhan, Gene Chizik and the rest of Auburn's new staff.

Hosted by friend and fellow Williamson Lion Antonio Coleman, James says that his visit went great and he gives it a perfect score.

"Definitely a 10," James says. "I want to go back for another visit.

"It went well," James adds. "I had a lot of fun. We did a lot of stuff. It was fun."

A speedy receiver that put up huge numbers as a junior, but fought through injury problems his senior year, James is an explosive player that has good speed on a 5-11, 180 frame. Because of that he says the Auburn coaches told him he'll be a guy they get the ball to in Malzahn's wide open/no huddle attack.

"They said they were going to get me the ball," James says. "They said I'm a playmaker. They had seen my highlight film and all that. He said if they have to put me in the backfield with a direct snap they would find ways to get me the ball."

In addition to talking with Malzahn about his role in the offense, James also got a chance to sit down and talk with his new position coach Trooper Taylor. A ball of energy that has a reputation for being a great recruiter, James says Taylor sat him down and talked football and let him get a feel for what the coach was all about.

"He's a good guy," James says. "I like him. He made me read an article about him adopting his football players and stuff like that. We connected. We connected well."

James says he'll take a visit to Mississippi State for a visit on Jan. 30, but adds that he's solid in his decision to attend Auburn. When asked how solid he was to Auburn on a scale of 1-10, James left little doubt in his future. "I'm about a 10," he says.


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