Florida Stud RB Holds NU Offer

In 2004-2005, Nebraska enlisted the services in one of the top runningbacks in the country signing California's Marlon Lucky. This year, they continue to search out the best and the brightest to be featured in Coach Bill Callahan's West Coast Offense. Another target has been identified and has the lineage to warrant such an early offer.

When you talk about runningbacks coming out of the state of Florida with the last name of "James", you might drift back to thoughts of Miami stud Edgerrin James.  While he's not on the recruiting block this year, his cousin is.  Javarris James stands 6' 1", weighs in at 205 pounds and runs a 4.5 40 yard dash.  In short, he is a stud runningback much like his cousin.  One of the top prospects in the state of Florida, James carries a 2.6 GPA and was named First Team All-State, a Student Sports Junior All-American and the Naples Offensive Player of the Year.  He plans to camp at Florida, Florida State and Miami as of now and cites his strong points as, "vision and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield along with blocking and power running."

When James found out he had an offer from the University of Nebraska, the idea was rather surprising.  "I really didn't think that Nebraska would be coming after me, but after talking with all the coaches about the program, it was a shock to me.  It's one of my first offers, it seemed like after they offered, a lot of big time offers came.  It's nice to be known," said James.  Schools like Florida, Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma and LSU made their presence known after the Cornhuskers came calling.  Javarris is starting to sort through all of the offers and is beginning to have an idea of where he'll be traveling.  "I really haven't set up my visits but Nebraska will definitely be one of my officials," he said.

With the offer, Nebraska has cemented a place in James' Top 5, a group that includes Oklahoma, Miami, USC and Florida.  Interestingly, James' father is encouraging him to get out and see the world when it comes to his camping experiences.  When asked about if he'd camp at Nebraska, he said, "Probably, sometime in the summer, my dad wants me to do a lot of traveling,"  In discussing just what made Nebraska attractive to James, he likes not only the system that the Cornhusker use, but the fruit of the past recruiting year as well.  "They've got an NFL coach and everyone wants to be in the NFL.  He can teach you the ups and downs about making it to the league and he can teach you about running the West Coast Offense which is good since many teams run it.  I'm a guy who loves competition I saw they signed Marlon Lucky it'd be good to play behind someone like that who brings a lot of competition to the table," he said.

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