James sets first official visit

CARMEL, Ind. - Three-star Isaac James talks upcoming visits and position projection at the next level.

On Friday night, the No. 1 ranked team in Indiana in 6-A, Carmel, defeated the No. 6 team, Pike by a score of 48-21. Utility man and three-star Isaac James rushed nine times for 60 yards and one touchdown.

"We knew we had to take care of business on offense," James said. "Coming into this game, we've only scored 21 points combined in our first two games. Coming out and scoring and 48 was a big deal for us."

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound athlete has a fluid top four of Indiana, Missouri, Northwestern and Wisconsin.

"I played four different positions today - kick off returner, quarterback, receiver and defensive back," James said. "Schools in general are looking at me as an athlete. Indiana wants me at receiver. Northwestern wants me as an athlete, and Mizzou and Wisconsin want me for defensive back. Wherever I can get on the field is that really matters to me."

James' first official will be to Wisconsin at the end of September. Wisconsin assistants T.J. Woods and Ben Strickland were in attendance for Carmel's win on Friday night.

"I'm planning on visiting Wisconsin on the 27th of this month," James said. "I'm going to bring my family up there and make than an official visit. I still have yet to take an official to Mizzou, so hopefully, I can get that done. But, Northwestern and Indiana, I"ll probably go again."

Will James entertain the opportunity of other visits?

"It kind of depends," James said. "I know that with [former teammate] Austin (Robertston) last year, things come in late, so it depends on how long I keep my window open.

When James does get ready to decide, he's going to rely heavily on a gut feel.

"It will be how comfortable I am and how comfortable my family is. I'll know if it's right. Taking visits and everything. I thought I was going to decide before the start of the season, and I didn't, so I don't want to put a time limit on anything right now. As soon as I can get the visits in that I want to, I'll probably decide."

James is ranked as a three-star prospect and as the No. 87 wide receiver in the class of 2015. 5'11, 184.

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