"It's between Cal and Tennessee for my last visit," said James. "But I am definitely going to take my fifth trip during the season."
That will enable James to still make his announcement at the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando, as he's been planning for some time.
The Washington visit will be the first one for James, tripping to Seattle for college football's opening weekend when the Huskies play LSU. October will take him to Notre Dame when the Irish host USC. November will see him visit Arizona on the 7th when they host Washington State, then he'll take the shorter tripto UCLA on the 21st when Arizona State comes to town.
With his four trips set and two other programs posturing for the final trip, James has the schools he's focusing on trimmed down.
"It's really just down to the four schools that I'm visiting, then Cal and Tennessee," said James.
During the summer, James took an unofficial visit to UCLA, spending time with head coach Rick Neuheisel.
"My unofficial to UCLA was great," said James. "Coach Neuheisel showed me and my family around and we enjoyed it."
Flanking James on that trip was his younger brother, Drew James, a 2012 prospect.
James said he's likely going to take in a UCLA practice when fall camp begins in August. He's also hitting up another Pac-10 school next month unofficially.
"I'm going out to Arizona to see them in August," said James.
Fully recovered from an arm injury that robbed him of half of his junior year, James excelled on the camp and combine circuit this spring and summer, especially at the Scout.com Combine, where he was one of the elite performers.
James ran for 1,135 yards in five games before suffering the arm injury. He was named First Team All-League and Honorable Mention All-County and Third Team All-State Underclass.
Academically, he has a 3.4 GPA and achieved a qualifying test score.