NC State Showing Interest in Florida Wideout

Pack Pride has the latest on Sterlin James, an emerging wide receiver prospect from the Sunshine State.

The popular trend in college football right now is to target tall wide receivers that can go up over smaller defensive backs. This tactic creates a tremendous matchup advantage for offenses. One prospect who would appear to fit this mold perfectly is WR Sterlin James from North Marion High School in Citra, Florida.

At 6-5, 195 pounds and 4.65-second speed in the 40-yard dash, James is a sizable target and a reliable one. This season, the talented senior has snagged five touchdown passes in helping his team to a 5-3 record. That production comes on top of a solid junior campaign that saw James snag 29 receptions for 411 yards and five scores.

While James has flown largely under the recruiting radar he has piqued the interest of several colleges. He's collected scholarship offers from Louisville, Indiana, Illinois and Marshall with interst coming from numerous other schools. For now, the Cardinals lead the way for the senior wideout's commitment.

"Right now, Louisville is my top choice," said James. They have like the No. 1 passing offense last year and they're losing several wide receivers this year.

Other schools James has quite a bit of interest in are Georgia, Auburn, NC State and Miami. He talked about a couple of those choices, including the Pack.

"With Auburn, I've watched them a lot on TV and I really like their team," James said. "As far as NC State goes, I've been watching them ever since coach Dixon called me. He used to be at Florida and he's a pretty cool coach."

James has yet to set any official visits and says he hopes to make a recruiting decision by the end of his senior season.

Sterlin James Combine Video

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