Tony James talks TCU visit

Tony James stepped in at quarterback as a sophomore for Bowie High School and threw for over 1,700 yards. He also ran for over 900 yards. The 5'9 speedster talks about his visit to TCU and his performance at the Nike combine in Allen.

Erin Hartigan wrote during Tony James' sophomore season that he looks like the next Kolby Listenbee. Speedy and versatile, James should that he will be a valuable commodity for a football program at the college level.

James followed up his success during his sophomore season with a strong performance at the Nike camp in Allen in early April.

"Going to a camp like that, they have a lot of good athletes and good competition. [The Nike camps] are the kind of camps I need to see where I am at as a player," said the 5'9 wide receiver from Bowie High School.

After Bowie lost their starting quarterback Keaton Perry last season, James stepped in and played quarterback as well. He accounted for 36 touchdowns as a sophomore with 20 of those coming through the air and 14 coming on the ground.

At the Nike camp, James worked out with the receivers.

"I feel like I did well at the Nike camp. I feel like I can do better, but it was just my first camp where I got my Sparq rating, and I'll always be looking to do better next time."

The day before James competed at the Nike camp in Allen, he traveled to Fort Worth to watch the last Spring practice for TCU.

"It went well. I like the coaching staff a lot, and they make you feel like you have a home there," James said. "The players are really nice, and they are easy to talk to. It's like a family there."

As a member of the class of 2015, James Still has a substantial amount of time to make a decision on where he will play his college football, but he said he knows what he is looking for.

"I'll look at the kind of system they run, and what kind of program they have. How will I fit in with the offense?" James asked. "How do they use one another, and also how do they interact with one another."

James also said that he will strongly consider the academic side of all the programs that are interested in him. "I know that I need to get my education while I am playing football there."

In addition to TCU, James has been hearing heavily from Oklahoma State whose camp he plans to attend. He also holds an invite to a camp at LSU.


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