Milvon James Commits

Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont defensive back Milvon James tripped to UCLA last weekend and despite the fact that several players on the visit said he committed, the athlete denied it. James now says he did commit but just didn't want to release it yet for some good reasons...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont defensive back Milvon James tripped to UCLA last weekend and despite the fact that several players on the visit said he committed, the athlete denied it. James now says he did commit but just didn't want to release it yet for some good reasons.

"Yeah, I committed on my trip," James said. "I love UCLA, it's a great school and I'm very excited about going there. The thing was, I just wanted to hold off until I could tell Oregon. Another reason was my mom didn't go on the trip with me and I wanted her to meet the coaches before I make it public just in case.

"Coach Embree came over on Thursday and my mom liked him a lot. I made if 100% official at that time, even though I told them last Sunday I was coming."

James played running back and safety for Fremont this past season but will play corner in college.

"I think I'll have a smooth transition," James said. "My coach at Fremont told me I would probably play corner in college so I did a lot of coverage drills all year and practices playing some man up in the games. I'm a very physical, aggressive player and I love a challenge.

"I'm the kind of person who doesn't worry about getting beat, I'm always looking to make the big play. I'm a nice guy off the field, but on the field, don't even talk to me. If someone gets in my face, there's going to be trouble because I never forget anything out there and I'll just keep coming."

Another plus in landing James is he has a younger brother who was one of the top freshman players in the city this past season.

"He'll be way better than me," James said. "He's a tailback and will dominate next year, he's a great player already."


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