Sam James has narrowed his list to ten schools

Richmond Hill (Ga.) wide receiver Sam James is getting closer to making his college decision and he gave Scout the latest.

Last week, Sam James released his top ten. In no order, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Louisville, Missouri, Cincinnati , Memphis, South Carolina, Colorado State,Georgia Southern and UCF made the cut.

According to James all ten schools are even, but West Virginia is recruiting him hardest.

"It definitely means a lot that they're recruiting me so hard," said the 6-foot, 166-pound James. "They have an explosive offense and they've produced great receivers like Tavon Austin and Kevin White.

"(Cornerbacks) coach (Doug) Belk is recruiting me and he's been honest with me the entire time. He's also a great man and has told me that they're a family at West Virginia and that it would be home away from home for me. I feel very comfortable when I talk to him.

"I'm actually visiting for the first time this summer on June 21 for one of their camps and will probably stay a few days. I want to learn more about the academics and see the football facilities. Hopefully, I'll be sit down and talk with coach (Dana) Holgorsen, too, and get to know him. I'd also like to talk to him about how I'd fit in their offense."

His next visit will be Georgia on June 1.

"It's a school I really like," James said. "I like the atmosphere in Athens and city itself.

"(Outside linebackers) coach (Glenn) Schumann is recruiting me and I'm going to camp. I want to go and just perform as well as possible. I want to compete, show the coaches what I can do and have fun.

"Coach (Kirby) Smart has done a great job and is getting the best of the best to come to Georgia. I'm looking forward to getting to know all the coaches better."

James willl probably not narrow his list of schools again. The Richmond Hill standout plans to announce his commitment sometime in July.

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