University of Tennessee Volunteers
North Gwinnett High School
No major injuries reported.
5.34 in the 40-yard dash…1.86 10-yard dash…3.08 20-yard dash…4.56 20-yard shuttle…7.42 three-cone drill…29-inch vertical jump…8'-7" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times…35-inch arm length…9 7/8-inch hands…83-inch wingspan.
James attended North Gwinnett (Suwannee, Ga.) High School, playing football for Bull-dogs head coach Bob Sphire…As a 6:04, 240-pound sophomore, James helped the team compile a 13-3 overall record and a 7-1 mark in the Class 5A Region to rank fifth in the state for the 2007 campaign…James returned to school as a 6:06, 280-pound junior, as he guided the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record while finishing as the state's 11th-ranked unit…As a senior, James continued to develop physically, averaging twelve knockdown blocks per game as a 6:06, 305-pound blocker for a 12-1 team that placed sixth in the state and won the Region 7-5A championship to advance to the state quarter-finals in 2009…Earned All-American honors…Scout.com regarded him as the sixth-best tackle in the prep ranks, while ESPN named him the nation's second-best tackle and ranked him 24th on the ESPN150 squad…Added Class AAAA All-State accolades from the Georgia Sportswriters Association and was a member of Prep Star's "Top 150" Dream Team that year…Recruiting service "247Sports" called James the best prospect in the state and second-best offensive tackle in the country while awarding him as a five-star prospect…Concluded his career by playing in the Under Armour All-America Game.
James is majoring in Arts and Sciences…Son of Nichelle James-Mickens and Burkley James…Born Ja'Wuan Amir James on 6/03/92 in Atlanta, Georgia…Resides in Suwannee, Georgia.
Ja'Wuan James: Durability, agility, more
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