"USC just offered me," James said. "I've been talking with Coach Tuiasosopo for awhile and he told me he has been fighting for an offer for me. Then tonight, I got a call from Coach Sark (Sarkisian) and he offered me a scholarship.
"It's definitely a big offer for me, it's huge. I have a lot of interest in USC, I have liked them for a long time so to get the offer means a lot. I didn't really have a childhood favorite or anything but growing up, I definitely liked USC a lot and I'm going to give them a hard look."
James already visited USC back in March immediately following the NIKE Camp.
"I loved USC's campus and I like their offense a lot, it fits me," James said. "I met with Coach Drevno, the OL coach, and I like him a lot. He has a lot of experience at the NFL level and I think he's the kind of coach that can get me to the next level."
As for a timeline to decide, James said he's not close to making a decision.
"No, I want to take my visits first," James said. "I don't have anything locked in yet and I'm still figuring out what schools I'll check out. It's a big decision and I'm in no hurry, I don't want to rush anything until I'm 100% sure of what I'm doing."