"It was great," he said of his visit to East Lansing. "The atmosphere was really cool."
Although a practice was going on, the Spartan staff made time for the 5'10, 198-lb James, and made sure he knew he was wanted in green and white.
"I talked with some of the coaches including Coach Dantonio. They told me I was really high on their list. I really liked the coaches. They were really straightforward and straight to the point."
Another plus James saw: the way MSU runs the ball.
"I love it. They feed the running backs the ball and the offense is pro style. I love it. "
As for where the Spartans stand, James says, "they are definitely really high on my list."
"I'm not sure," he said of a commitment date. "Once some more offers come in, I plan on narrowing them down."
James will visit Pittsburgh on Friday.