Currently, James has offers from Penn State, Indiana, Illinois, Wake Forest, South Carolina, and Temple, among others. Just last week, Louisville added their name to the list.
"Coach Petrino called last week and offered," James said. "It was really big to get an offer from them. They're a good team. When Coach Petrino called I got excited about it."
In 2004, James ran for 900 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 400 receiving yards and another eight touchdowns through the air, earning first-team All-County and All-Conference honors.
Along with Louisville, James said Penn State and South Carolina comprise his current top three.
"Penn State offered early, and I like their tradition. I think Coach Spurrier is going to turn around South Carolina's program pretty fast, and Louisville going to the Big East is huge."
Don't look for James to remain in-state, either. "I kind of want to get out of state - get out on my own, and see new things."
Interestingly, James could be part of a package deal with teammates Jacques Rickerson and Quinton Hancock. Rickerson, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver, has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and Penn State, among others. Hancock is also a wide receiver.
"Jacques is my half-brother, and Quinton is our best friend," James said. "We grew up playing together and it would be nice to play at the same place in college. Jacques has about 20 offers already, and I know Louisville is recruiting him. So that's going to be a big factor. If we can go to the same school that would be big."
James said he'll attend Auburn's camp in July.