James Taking It Easy

Nick James has four early favorites: Miami, Florida, Mississippi State and LSU. He says he's waiting on an offer from Alabama as well. Find out more on James right here!

Nick James is taking the recruiting process as slowly as possible. He's got LSU in his backyard, two schools from Florida after him pretty hard and a school in Mississippi vying for his services. Still, James insists he's taking it easy.

"I don't really have any visits scheduled or anything but I know I'll go down to Florida and Miami at some point and then I'll also check out Mississippi State."

As for LSU, James says the Tigers are just a hop, skip and a jump away from his house.

"LSU is right around the corner from me. I have a great relationship with coaches there. I am thinking about LSU a lot. They have great defense too. The only thing is I want to make sure I can go to a school and focus on football and academics so I've got to keep that in mind."

Miami has come into the picture very vividly for James. He talks about his relationship with the 'Canes.

"I'm really liking Miami right now too. I have a great relationship with their coaches and I especially talk to coach Franklin a lot. They really need D-linemen and I could fill that hole for them."

James says he likes the vibe he's getting from Florida as well.

"I like it over there and I need to get down and see it. I will probably go to camp there in July. I like the coaches and I really like what they tell me. I want to go somewhere and have fun but not too much fun. Florida could be that place."

James says he has a cousin at Mississppi State (Darion Arrington). Arrington is constantly telling James how much he would like Starkville.

"My cousin goes there and he likes it a lot. He keeps telling me I need to check it out so I'm definitely planning on a visit."

James is focused on getting one more offer and he wants that offer to come from Alabama.

"I messed up my academics in my freshman and sophomore year but I'm getting it back on track and I really want an offer from Alabama. They were actually the first to show some interest but they still haven't offered. They told me it's mainly academics so I've got to keep working on that."

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