The silence is over.
The conspiracy theories that he had gone into hiding can be put to rest, JaWuan James explained what happened.
"Sorry I haven't called you back, I lost my phone and just got a new one today," James told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday afternoon. "I haven't been in hiding or anything, just been out of reach."James spoke highly of his official visit to Rocky Top.
"It was real good," James said. "It was a chance for me and my family to get to know the coaching staff a lot better and get a better feel for their program."
Being a Georgia native, was James impressed with Tennessee's performance over the Bulldogs?
"Kiffin and his team sent a message to Georgia," James said. "He has been telling me from day one that they want to take over the state of Georgia in recruiting. He backed up what he said with that big win."
James was impressed with the game day atmosphere and how much attention he received once he arrived.
"Everyone knew who I was that's for sure," James said. "Everyone showed me a lot of attention."
James is also impressed with Kiffin's confident attitude.
"He said he doesn't plan on losing to Georgia during his career at Tennessee," James said. "As long he backs it up like he did Saturday, I have no problem with it. I like that attitude."
James also explained that his parents were very impressed with Coach Kiffin and the entire Volunteer coaching staff.
"They have developed a great relationship with my parents," James said. "My parents love them a lot; they have a lot of confidence in them."
James will take an official visit this weekend to UCLA; he will fly out Saturday morning.Does James have a current favorite or leader?"No not at all," James said. "Tennessee and Georgia are definitely up there, but no one has an edge right now."
James enjoyed his time with the coaching staff and his time with the current UT Football team.
"They have a great bunch of guys on this team," James said. "They are very close with their coaches also, that's impressive. The trip was definitely better than I expected it to be, that's for sure."