40 time: 4.7
From: Richmond, California
High School: De Anza
"I have always watched Colorado on TV," said James. "They are on ESPN a lot so they have always caught my eye. It seems like they have a real cool atmosphere at their games and around their program."
Linebacker is a position Cole always thought he could perform at and his coaches finally gave him his wish. He played so well that he will be at the position once again this year, as well as starting at fullback.
"I am so glad they finally let me do it. I am looking forward to starting both ways this year."
He lists his skills on both sides of the ball.
"On offense, I am a great lead blocker and I can also carry the ball with the speed to break it big. I catch well out of the backfield, too. On defense I am a great run-stopper and have pretty decent pass coverage. Nobody has beat me yet. I haven't had a pass caught on me."
This summer he will attend the Cal one-day camp and a team camp at a local Junior College.
James carries a 3.8 core GPA. He would like to major in Sports Medicine or Pre-Medicine.