James Has Gang of MAC Schools Chasing Him

The Central Michigan University football program continues to cultivate the fertile recruiting ground of Indiana. In their quest to find fast, athletic players who can project at multiple positions, the Chippewas have identified one of the best in the Hoosier State.

High school players who are 6-foot-4, 235 pounds and can run 40 yards in 4.6 seconds tend to get noticed by college football recruiters.

Such is the case with tight end Bobby James of Hobart (Ind.) High School, who is rated among the top prospects in the state of Indiana's 2009 recruiting class.

"Bobby has played receiver for three years and is getting recruited as a tight end/move guy," Hobart head coach Wally McCormack said. "He is now 6-4, 235 pounds and runs a 4.6 40."

James could project at tight end or on defense at end or linebacker at the next level. According to McCormack, his star player currently holds five scholarship offers, with more expected this summer.

"Bobby has offers from Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Miami of Ohio, and Syracuse," McCormack said. "In the next two weeks he will visit Michigan State, Iowa and Illinois."

James could be an ideal recruit for CMU as the Chippewas are focusing particularly on linemen and linebackers for their 2009 recruiting class.

CMU signed three of Indiana's top high school players to its 2008 recruiting class, cornerback Lavarus Williams of Indianapolis Ben Davis, running back Bryan Schroeder of North Harrison High School, and offensive lineman Grant Cartwright of Chesterton High School.

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