Fisher-James is a versatile defensive lineman

One of the more versatile defensive lineman in the California JC ranks this year is San Bernardino Valley DT Jay Fisher-James (6-3, 270) and recently the talented prospect spoke with and gave us an update on where things stand in recruiting...

"Right now I've been talking to Hawaii the most," Fisher-James told recently. "I've also sent out film to a bunch of schools that have asked for it -- San Diego State, USC, Oregon, Arizona State, San Jose State -- and a couple more schools too.

"It's been a little slow, but things should pick up this summer and during our season."

As a freshman this past season for the Wolverines, Fisher-James posted 29 tackles, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks, earning All-Conference honors while playing both defensive end and defensive tackle.

"I really didn't play much in the first game, but I worked my way into the rotation in game two and I started every other game the rest of the way," Fisher-James noted. "I played mostly d-tackle, but I moved outside in some sets to d-end and I feel comfortable playing both. I think most schools like me inside at tackle."

After graduating from Granite Hills High School in Apple Valley (Ca.), Fisher-James had hoped to sign with a four-year school, but because of his grades and SAT scores he was unable to qualify.

"The coaches here were great coaches and they were really friendly," Fisher-James recalled. "They have a really good program here. They get you ready for life and you get good coaching too. There was a family atmosphere here, so it was the best fit for me."

When he enrolled, Fisher-James admits he needed to get bigger and that's something he's worked on since he arrived.

"I was 245 when I got here so I have put on about 25 pounds and I'd like to get up to 285 or 290 this year," Fisher-James said. "I've been hitting the weights hard this offseason. Every chance I get, I'm working out. There isn't any free time for me right now."

Fisher-James is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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