"I just set up my fifth official visit to California," said James. "I'm going on October 3rd when they play USC. I'm still interested in Tennessee, I'm just not taking a visit there."
This weekend, James will take his first official visit, tripping to Washington when they play LSU. In October, besides Cal, he'll visit Notre Dame when the Irish host USC. November will see him visit Arizona on the 7th when they host Washington State, then UCLA on the 21st when Arizona State comes to town.
So with his five trips set, James acknowledged those are the primary schools, with Tennessee just behind the pack.
"Those are pretty much my final five," said James of Washington, Arizona, UCLA, Notre Dame and Cal.
Because of the proximity to home, James was able to visit Westwood a few times this summer.
"I took an unofficial there and I went to a couple of UCLA's practices," said James.
The Bruins coaches were one of the staffs that called James on Tuesday, the first day coaches could call recruits.
"Cal, UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona and Washington called on Tuesday," said James. "On Wednesday, I talked to Cal and Notre Dame."
With his five visits all scheduled, James said that they all remain even and he's still set on when he's announcing.
"I'm still wide open," said James. "I'll know after my visits. I'm going to still announce at the UnderArmour All-America Game."
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, especially at the Scout.com Combine, where he was one of the elite performers there.
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.
Corona begins their season next weekend against Riverside Arlington.