Notre Dame is still looking to land a running back and one of their top targets is Jordon James (5-foot-10, 190-pounds). The Irish will get a chance to make an impression on James when he visits in October.
"I have four visits, but I'm still trying to figure out who the fifth visit will be," James responded when asked about his official visit plans. "Florida, Notre Dame, UCLA, and Arizona are the four I know that I'll visit. My last visit is between Washington, Tennessee and Cal.
"My mom decided to let my dad go on most of my trips. She said she is going to go when my brother Drew is being recruited. He's going to be a sophomore. He's a defensive end and tight end and he's about 6-foot-2, 230-pounds. He's really strong right now; he just picks me up and just throws me.
"I set up my trip to Notre Dame when they play USC," Jordon said. "I've been communicating with coaches. I just talked to coach Alford a couple days ago. I've been talking him about once a week. He's a nice guy and I feel comfortable with him. He's a fun guy and a down to earth guy."
Being comfortable at a school will be the determining factor for James when he makes his college decision. Two of the schools on Jordon's official visit list will also get an extra look in the coming weeks.
"I just want to feel comfortable wherever I go," James explained. "The fact that a team wins a lot doesn't really attract me, because if I like a school, it doesn't matter if they're good or bad. As long as I get a good education and have fun in college it doesn't matter.
"I'm taking an unofficial next week to Florida and in August, I'm taking one to Arizona. I'm going to Florida for a 7-on-7 in Orlando, so I decided to go up to Florida. I'm actually going to Arizona for the second time. The first time I went with my dad and my coach, but this time I'm going to go with my mom, because she wanted to see it too."
James was clocked at 4.48 in the forty at the Scout.com Los Angeles combine this summer and bettered that with an electronic timed 4.37 at his high school. With his size, speed and ability to catch the ball out of the backed field, you can expect his number to called on often this fall.
"We look pretty good," Jordon said of his Corona team. "I think we're going to do some big things this year. I just want to be in good shape for the season. I've been working on my speed and quickness. I want to keep my strength and I want to be in top shape when practice starts.
"We have one more 7-on-7 on Tuesday and our practices don't actually start until mid-August. That's when it training camp starts. We have a scrimmage September 4 and our first game is September 11 against Arlington."