James is back and ready to show his stuff

As a freshman in 2010, College of the Siskiyous CB Jarrius James (6-0, 175) saw a lot of time in the secondary and hoped the 2011 season would be a stepping stone toward garnering a scholarship to a four-year school, however an injury to his elbow kept him out. Now, back to full-health, the talented DB is ready to show what he can do and he's already got several schools showing him interest...

"Last year, about a week before our season started, I fell on my elbow and I had to have surgery and I had to sit out," James told JCFootball.com. "I got a medical redshirt for last year, so I kept my eligibility and now I'm back healthy and working out and I'm ready to go."

As a freshman in 2010, James saw plenty of action in the rotation for the Eagles, posting 20 tackles and two interceptions.

He said he prefers playing man-to-man and that is something he is looking forward to this fall.

"I love being a shutdown guy and press, man-to-man allows you to do that," James said. "I've been working real hard on being more of a complete corner. I want to be a better tackler this year and make more plays. You need to do that more often to be a shutdown corner and that's what I want to be."

On the recruiting front, James is hearing from a handful of schools, but has yet to garner his first offer.

"I think a lot of schools want to see me and make sure I'm healthy before they offer me," James said. "I've been talking a lot with UCLA and Miami has been in contact with me too.

"I've also spoken with Nebraska and Utah as well."

James is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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