James back from Fresno

Dawgman.com caught up with <b>Kenny James</b>, the 5-11, 205-pound running back from Dos Palos, California and he was in the mood to talk about his most recent official visit, one that was close to home.

"I'm doing good," James said. "I'm doing great. I just got back from Fresno State. It was awesome. I got a chance to talk to Coach (Pat) Hill. They've got a good football program there and I feel Coach Hill has turned that program around a lot. If you look back before Coach got there they weren't the same. He stepped in and turned it around."

James was hosted by an old friend. "Marque Davis," he said. "He was a Dos (Palos) grad from 1999 and he was my host." Kenny's almost done taking visits, with the possibility of one more. "I don't have any other visits set up. I talked to a coach from the University of Arizona and they want me to either take a trip there on the 18th or the 25th. I'm not sure if I'm going to take it or not. I just need to figure out if I'm ready to decide or if I need to take another trip to figure it out."

News of Washington's running backs coach Tony Alford leaving the program have filtered down to Dos Palos. "Well, I haven't talked to Coach Neuheisel in a while," James said. "The last I heard, I heard the running backs coach is going to Iowa State, so I don't know much about that."

What's next for Kenny? "Well the main thing that's going through my head right now is where am I going to spend the next four or five years? Is is going to be Washington, which is where I would like it to be, or Fresno State? As of right now I'm going to be conservative and ease my way through the recruiting process and figure out which team I want to go to." Kenny had previously committed to Coach Neuheisel and the Huskies with the idea he was still open to other places. It looks like it's down to two now. "I really don't know which school I want to go to. I like both schools a lot. Hopefully I can make my decision in a couple of days. I hope. It's getting a little rough. I'm not that big on distance from home and I don't want to get somewhere I'm not too happy with and need to come home. I don't want to be in that type of an environment."

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