At one point, four-star 2017 tight end Kedrick James was done with his recruitment and was committed to play for Baylor. But when news broke of the university’s scandal and the ultimate firing of coach Art Briles, James like many other top Baylor commits, promptly decommitted and reopened his recruitment and is now is looking elsewhere.
Michigan, who was one of his top choices before choosing Baylor, is back in it for James. In fact, the Waco (Texas) La Vega standout already has U-M back in his top list of schools.
“They are in my top-five, I will be taking one of my official visits to Michigan,” James said. “They are one of the top schools I am looking at.”
What sticks out about Michigan exactly? Well, James noted a few things he likes about the Wolverines.
“I’ve seen a couple of games this past season and just how well the team plays together, Michigan’s team chemistry is unbelievable,” James said. “Also on the offensive side of the ball, especially with how they use the tight end, so that sticks out as well. Now that they have coach (Jim) Harbaugh, I’ve been keeping my eye on Michigan for sometime now.”
James’ top-five schools in no particular order include: Michigan, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He says he has possible visits setup up with Alabama and Arkansas later this month. He also says he won’t make his final decision till after he takes his official visit to his top-five schools, and expects to announce his commitment sometime after his senior season.
However, before he announces his commitment, James says he will be keeping a keen eye on the minor details when he visits schools this fall.
“Whenever I do go to visit schools, I always look for the smaller things, sometimes the smaller things can make the biggest impact,” James said., adding: “Little stuff, like how the coaches interact with the players during workouts and stuff throughout the day.”