James Looking To Show His WR Skills

This talented receiver prospect talks about recruiting and Sunday's Scout.com event in Auburn.

Mobile, Ala.--One of the top wide receiver prospects in Alabama has a strong list of schools looking at him as he finishes up his junior year and he's hoping the list grows even longer after his participation this coming weekend at the Scout.com Elite Camp at Auburn.

Speedy LaVoyd James from Williamson High will join teammates Terrence Coleman (Auburn commitment) and Mujahid Assad along with some of the South's top prospects for the camp that will include top names from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. It's a day that James says he's hoping to use as a springboard into the summer.

"Yes sir I'm coming up there," James tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Ever since they told me I was going I have been looking forward to it. I think I can help myself against other top players."

A 5-10 1/2, 180-pounder with 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash, James is a player who could fit the bill perfectly for a team that throws the ball and spreads the field. He got a chance to see one of those teams in person last month when he took in Auburn's A-Day game. Watching Tony Franlin's offense in person for the first time, James says that seeing Auburn doing that on offense was exciting for him.

"It was fun," James says. "I liked how they use the slot man. I like the spread offense because that's what we run down here. I got a chance to talk to some of the coaches. They told me if I come to Auburn I might have a chance to start because Robert Dunn is a senior this year and will be leaving."

Still holding with just an offer from Ole Miss, James says he's currently hearing from a large group of schools in addition to Auburn, but has yet to get offer number two. Still he says at the moment things are going well for him on the recruiting front.

"Yes sir, it's all good," James says. "I'm hearing from Alabama, USC, Auburn, Middle Tennessee, Miami and Illinois. Ole Miss offered me a while back, about three months ago. I'm looking at everyone right now."

Currently James is busy running track for Williamson and will be taking part in the state track meet this coming Friday and Saturday. He has a season-best time of 11.0 in the 100 meters and has a long jump of just over 20 feet.

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